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ERIC Number: ED443558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 107
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Improving Parental Involvement through School Sponsored Events.
Anderson, Linda; Hicock, Mary Beth; McClellan, Kim
This action research project sought to increase parental involvement in targeted kindergarten classrooms. Evidence for the problem included the lack of family attendance at school functions, declining membership in the parent-sponsored Booster Club, and lack of parental support for school policies. The project focused on three areas of parental involvement: improving communication, creating an inviting school climate, and providing parent resources. Implemented interventions included weekly newsletters for parents, a message board, a school activity calendar, special school activities, and parent resources. In order to assess the effects of the interventions, surveys and questionnaires were used, parent attendance at school activities was recorded, and a log of classroom volunteer hours was kept. Post-intervention data indicated that parent involvement was increased. (Twenty-three appendices include a sample calendar and parent activity notices. Contains 17 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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