A model to increase parental involvement in public schools

Sandra Jean Ball, Tennessee State University


The purpose of this study was to define and establish a model for increasing parental involvement in the public school domain. It described how increasing parental involvement in any form benefited student outcomes. This included students achieving higher test scores, higher grades, improved attitudes and behaviors and often it included higher graduation rates for students. This was detailed through a review of related literature evolving from the historical perspective to the current exemplary parental involvement programs already established around the United States. A model to increase parental involvement was presented from the details of the established models and the data compiled from the needs assessment The methods addressed included the details of overcoming barriers, establishing needs through assessment tools, and overcoming the perceived perspectives of parents and teachers when dealing with parental participation. Recommendations for future research regarding the different aspects of parental involvement in public schools concluded this study. Various resource references of professional organizations dealing with parental involvement were also included in this study.

Subject Area

Elementary education|Families & family life|Personal relationships|Sociology

Recommended Citation

Sandra Jean Ball, "A model to increase parental involvement in public schools" (2001). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3007554.