ERIC Number: ED478210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-22
Building Parents as Researchers.
Johnson, Mary; Munoz, Valerie; Street, Emma
This paper describes a program in which parents learned about becoming educational researchers and developed research skills they could use for school improvement. Parent-U-Turn is a parent organization in Lynwood, California and surrounding communities that has worked with researchers from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) to procure and gather information about quality schooling. In a summer program, members of Parent-U-Turn studied the history of education and the workings of the social reproduction cycle at UCLA. They also learned research and information gathering techniques that they subsequently applied in focus groups in their communities and in data collection that included interviews with teachers in their children's schools. The parent participation enhanced by taking part in Parent-U-Turn's summer program will be translated into improved education in the schools. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Contributions from Parent-U-Turn.