Supporting Parent Involvement. Susan Ortley Jeanette Verdeur EDG 643. What Great Principals Do... Chapter Review. Loyal to Whom? Focus on Behavior Base Every Decision on Your Best Teachers In Every Situation, Ask Who is Most Comfortable... Whitaker, T. (2003).
Parent Involvement and Student Achievement:
Key summary points from a 2005 Meta-Analysis conducted by William H. Jeynes
1.How does the academic achievement of students whose parents are actively involved in their education compare to that of their counterparts whose parents are not involved?
2. What is the particular influence of specific aspects of parental involvement?
3. Which aspect of parental involvement has the greatest impact on academic achievement?
4. Do the effects of parental involvement hold for racial minority children?
5. Do parental involvement programs work?
Action Research on Meaningful Family Involvement by Parents, Teachers, and Students: Using the Telling Strategically
Development of trusting relationships between families and school staff that focus on the well-being of the child and the child’s family.
Elements that are essential to creating a school environment conducive to meaningful family involvement:
Top Five Reasons Schools Need to Engage Parents
5. Research shows that students with involved parents are more likely to:
4. Parents have a genuine desire to help their children.
3. Parents’ voices and ideas add important dimensions to school decisions.
2. Schools that have engaged parents have improved teacher morale.
1. Positive student outcomes occur when educators and parents communicate effectively.
PA Department of Education Publication
Supporting Parent Involvement
What would you do if.....?
When stakeholders create a plan, it is their solution...
“All principals would like their teachers to initiate contact with parents. Teachers who do this – and do it effectively-see the rewards; often, talking with parents leads to improved student behavior or effort. Furthermore, teachers who initiate communication when it is needed reduce the chance that they will receive unpleasant calls from concerned or angry parents. Calling parents sooner rather than later avoids the “Why didn’t I know?” response that makes teachers feel defensive. Thus, calling parents first makes sense to many staff members in our schools.” ….page 59