Evidence-Based Parental Involvement Programs in the United States of America and Korea

Research paper by Jieun Baek, Lyndal M. Bullock

Indexed on: 17 May '14Published on: 17 May '14Published in: Journal of Child and Family Studies


Offering a family involvement program is a typical approach for helping students with or at-risk for emotional and behavioral disorders and other behaviors of concern. The present paper examines evidence-based parental involvement programs in the United States and Korea. Several differences exist between programs in the two countries including evaluation, collaboration, the support of the government and related institutions, differences in perception of administrators, and the professional staff. The authors suggested several recommendations including considering the requirements of guidance for developing effective programs, designing ways to evaluate programs, encouraging collaboration, preparing qualified professional staff, and developing culturally appropriate programs for children and youth with special needs.