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ERIC Number: EJ769365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Best Ways to Involve Parents
Padgett, Raven
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v72 n3 p44-45 Nov 2006
It is no secret that strong parental involvement is essential for school success. Yet, it is still a challenge to get parents more involved in their children's education. According to the most recent MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, teachers and principals agree on the importance of parental involvement--71% of principals and 59% of teachers called it a priority--yet also express frustration at the results of their efforts to achieve better numbers. This article presents a few suggestions from the National School Public Relations Association and from principals: (1) Create a formal policy on parental involvement; (2) Identify any barriers that could prevent involvement; (3) Assess involvement by using multiple indicators to evaluate progress toward short- and long-term goals; and (4) Involve the community in school decisions.
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States