ERIC Number: ED443923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Enhancing Parental Involvement in Urban Schools: Types of Programs, Characteristics of Successful Programs, and Proven Strategies.
Trevett, Suzanne; McMillan, James H.
This review of the literature on parental involvement in urban schools is organized into three sections: (1) types of parental involvement; (2) practical involvement activities found in successful urban school programs; and (3) characteristics of successful urban school parental involvement programs. The research reports and surveys reviewed clearly indicate that the majority of parents do want to be involved in their children's education, but many do not know how they can help. Most teachers also want involved parents. Several examples from the research indicate that problems in promoting parent involvement are not insurmountable. Small steps can lead to positive gains and to an acknowledgment of the ability of the public school system to provide a quality education for all children. (Contains 14 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium, Richmond, VA.