ERIC Number: EJ703227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 2
Nurturing Parent Involvement Two Middle Level Teachers Share Their Secrets
Halsey, Pamela A.
Clearing House, v77 n4 p135 Mar-Apr 2004
Less than two years ago, a school district in west Texas initiated a program called Volunteer Initiative Program (VIP) to increase community and parent involvement in grades kindergarten through twelve. Through VIP, the district encouraged district teachers and staff to increase their efforts to involve parents in their schools. Carlos Valdez and Mike Hogan, two teachers at Madison Junior High School (MJHS), took the challenge seriously. About 400 students in grades six, seven, and eight attend MJHS, located in a small farming community. Carlos teaches art and serves as the eighth-grade class sponsor. Mike is the school's band director. Administrators, teachers, parents, and even students at the junior high school described Carlos's and Mike's concerted efforts to recruit, enable, and appreciate parent involvement as exemplary. Both of these teachers attributed the success of their programs to parent involvement.
Descriptors: School Districts, Program Descriptions, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas