Do You Have a Parent Involvement Disconnect?

Wherry, John H.
March 2005
Principal;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p6
The article reports on surveys of educators and parents about parent involvement in children's education. While educators said the number one thing parents can do at home is read their child every day, parents ranked that no higher than 15. There was a similar disconnect when educators ranked "discipline at home" number 4, while parents ranked it number 11. Parents believed that the most important thing they can do at home is to talk to their child and pay attention to what their child says. It is opined that the potential of parent involvement cannot be overemphasized.


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