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Parent involvent in Education CSUN

Parent involvent in Education CSUN

Introduction n “…parent involvement is an important key to student achievement and success in

Introduction n “…parent involvement is an important key to student achievement and success in life. ”(Freedman and Montgomery, 1994, p. 40)

n This part of the presentation will be about parent involvement programs that have

n This part of the presentation will be about parent involvement programs that have worked. I at the secondary level. EXAMPLE: In Sacramento’s school district, a “Parent training and assist Center was established…focusing on literacy, parenting and life skills (as)the focus of the center. ”(Freedman and Montgomery, 1994, p. 41 -42)

6 Types of Involvement n n Parenting, Communicating, Volunteering, Learning at Home, Decision Making,

6 Types of Involvement n n Parenting, Communicating, Volunteering, Learning at Home, Decision Making, and Collaborating with the Community. (According to Sanders’ article in the Middle School Journal) Sanders talks about two middle schools that used these six types:

n n “Southbend Middle School hired two of its volunteers as attendance monitors, (who)work

n n “Southbend Middle School hired two of its volunteers as attendance monitors, (who)work with students, teachers, and especially families to help improve student attendance. ”(Sanders, 1999, p. 36) Southbend also did a “Get to Know the Principal” teas, to “. . send a clear message about its desire to have direct, personal, and productive communications with

n n Harbortown Middle School…”To help parents develop skills that they can use to

n n Harbortown Middle School…”To help parents develop skills that they can use to improve their…opportunities for their children, the school has a computer class every Tuesday. ”(Sanders, 1999, p. 36 -37) Harbortown, “In addition to inviting parents to theschool…the school regularly uses its telecommunications

Learning at Home Involvement n “…Southbend does not have welldeveloped activities. Harbortown…has been able

Learning at Home Involvement n “…Southbend does not have welldeveloped activities. Harbortown…has been able to implement a successful activity to assist families’ in monitoring their children’s homework. The school has established a homework telephone line. ”(Sanders, 1999, p. 38)

Decision Making Involvement n “Southbend and Harbortown have parent representatives on their school improvement

Decision Making Involvement n “Southbend and Harbortown have parent representatives on their school improvement teams…but would like to re-establish strong parent-teacher organizations to encourage more family involvement in school decision making. ”(Sanders, 1999, p. 38)

Conclusions (one of them) n “Affluent communities currently have more positive family involvement, on

Conclusions (one of them) n “Affluent communities currently have more positive family involvement, on average, unless schools and teachers ineconomically distressed communities work to build positive partnerships with their students’ families. ”(Epstein, 1999, p. 425)