Issues related to parents' engagement in children's education explored
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Owen Parkhouse, parent engagement chair and past president of the P.E.I. Home and School Federation, is urging parents to take part in a new survey called Parents As Partners in Education. The survey was launched on Monday.
Parents and guardians across P.E.I. are encouraged to fill out a new Parents As Partners in Education survey launched Monday by the P.E.I. Home and School Federation.
The survey is developed and carried out by consultant Vicki Bryanton and funded by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education.
This is the second survey conducted by PEIHSF, the first one having been conducted in 2008.
It explores issues related to parents’ engagement in their children’s education in the English-language school system.
The survey asks questions about areas of focus for the federation, such as parent-teacher interviews, volunteering, bullying and instructional time.
After completing the survey, there is also a chance to enter to win one of five weekly cash prize draws.
Parents play a large role in their child’s education and are asked to indicate through the survey how they are supported by partners in P.E.I.’s system.
“As parents, we want our children to receive the best possible education. This survey will tell us more about how parents are involved in the school community and how they support their children’s education in meaningful ways,” says Owen Parkhouse, parent engagement chair and past president of the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation.
“Parents play a powerful role in our education system and can provide us with valuable insight,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Alan McIsaac. “I encourage all parents and guardians to take a few minutes to fill out the survey and to share your thoughts on how we can enhance student achievement.”
Results will be publicly reported and used by PEIHSF to develop new initiatives in support of improved parent involvement in education.
The link to the survey is on the federation’s website at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ParentsasPartners2013. Paper copies are available upon request.
For more information, contact the P.E.I. Home and School Federation office
at 620-3186 or 1-800-916-0664.