A naturalistic responsive evaluation of a selected middle school home-school-community partnership

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Patricia Evans Legrand (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
John Van Hoose

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to provide a profile of successful efforts to involve parents and community more fully in ensuring the success of children in an impoverished neighborhood. This responsive evaluation focused on a selected program, Expanding Horizons, a home-school-community program, offered by Guilford Middle School and the Greensboro Education Development Council. The program attempted to secure extensive involvement of poor minority parents and the community in the academic life of children. Those strategies concerned with changing attitudes and behaviors associated with the reengaging of the family and the community in the education of young people were the focus of this study. This study was designed to examine the extent to which the strategies of the program: a) created home-school-community linkages and promoted more involvement in the academic life of children; b) facilitated changes in behavioral and attitudinal outcomes of students, parents/caretakers, and community members. The Naturalistic Responsive Evaluation paradigm was selected as a means of delving into this immensely human endeavor.

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Language: English
Date: 1994
Community and school $z North Carolina $v Case studies
Parents' and teachers' associations $z North Carolina $v Case studies
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