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ERIC Number: ED497144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Building, Engaging, and Supporting Family and Parental Involvement in Out-of-School Time Programs. Research-to-Results Brief. Publication #2007-16
Horowitz, Allison; Bronte-Tinkew, Jacinta
Child Trends
Research has long shown that parents' positive involvement with their children's schooling is related to many positive outcomes. However, less research has been done on the involvement of parents and families in out-of-school time programs. Nevertheless, the research that does exist suggests that family involvement can be an important component of such programs and may lead to a range of benefits for children, families, and programs. This brief discusses elements of family involvement and why it matters for out-of-school time programs. The brief also examines some of the issues that programs face when attempting to engage parents, and it offers suggestions for how programs and staff can encourage family and parental involvement. The brief profiles the National Organization of Concerned Black Men (Washington, DC) in which it provides a program overview, the importance of parental engagement, barriers to parent's participation, and strategies for engaging parents. (Contains 19 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Atlantic Philanthropies
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A