ERIC Number: ED458256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Efforts by Public K-8 Schools To Involve Parents in Children's Education: Do School and Parents Agree? Statistical Analysis Report.
This study investigated the level of agreement between parents' and schools' views of how schools involve parents in their children's education and how parents respond to the opportunities for involvement that schools provide. Data are from two national surveys conducted in 1996. The first, the Survey on Family and School Partnerships in Public Schools, K-8, gathered data from 810 schools on their efforts to involve parents. The second survey, the Parent and Family Involvement in Education/Civic Involvement Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program collected data that included information about their participation in their children's schooling from parents of about 9,700 children. Discrepancies were apparent between the schools' and parents' reports on whether schools used various practices to involve parents. For each practice, the school was more likely to report use of the practice than were the parents. Discrepancies were also apparent with regard to the reported extent to which parents attended school-sponsored activities, but the direction of differences was the opposite of that found for school practices, in that schools gave more favorable reports than parents did. The report discusses some possible reasons for these discrepancies and suggests promising areas for future research. An appendix contains technical notes and notes on methodology. (Contains 10 tables, 10 figures, and 30 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parents, Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; University of South Florida, Tampa. School of Library & Information Sciences.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Household Education Survey