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ERIC Number: EJ917136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Parent Involvement in School-Wide Social Skills Instruction: Perceptions of a Home Note Program
Adams, Michael B.; Womack, Sue A.; Shatzer, Ryan H.; Caldarella, Paul
Education, v130 n3 p513-528 Win 2010
If students are to become proficient at using social skills, parents must be involved in teaching and reinforcing these skills at home. Parent involvement is associated with increased student success, especially when it includes a two-way exchange of information between home and school. As the traditional family has changed, new methods of eliciting parent involvement are needed. This article presents a description and evaluation of a school-wide home note program used to encourage generalization of social skills taught in school to home settings. Teachers (n = 20), parents (n = 107), and students (n = 383) at an elementary school in the western United States completed a survey asking them to rate the program in the following areas: favorability, effectiveness, ease of use, and desirability of continued use. Parents had highly favorable perceptions of the program, while students and teachers rated it somewhat favorably. Students and parents reported that home notes helped improve social skills. A majority of respondents agreed that home notes were easy to implement and should continue to be used. Implications for implementing a home note program are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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