ERIC Number: ED457990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Family Involvement in Education: A National Portrait. Highlights.
Datta, A. Rupa; de Kanter, Adriana
This booklet showcases findings from a new analysis of data from "Family Involvement in Education: A National Portrait," and provides a checklist for parents to assess their own school on issues of family involvement. The study was conducted in May and June of 1997 by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. Key findings of the study are that: (1) schools are working hard to involve parents in their children's schooling, and parents are actively engaged in their children's learning experience; (2) even so, most parents would still like more information and assistance from schools and teachers about how to support their children's education, both at school and at home; (3) in addition to in-school activities, parents are eager for their children to have school-based after-school and summer opportunities--demand for these programs significantly outstrips current supply; and (4) primary school parents are more involved in every aspect of their children's schooling than are middle school parents. Graphic highlights of survey findings are presented as indicators of family involvement; parents and school administrators can use the indicators to tally a score for their own school. Indicators are: Opportunities, Barriers, Communication Technologies, Communication Topics, Parental Input, At-Home Learning, Parent/Teacher Interactions, Reaching Out, and After School Programs. (EV)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Check Lists, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Family Involvement, Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, School Effectiveness, Statistical Surveys, Summer Programs
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: GTE Foundation, Stamford, CT.
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.