ERIC Number: ED030786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Berkeley Parent Education Workshop (July 20-29, 1967).
Smith, William J. J.
In 1967, the California Congress of Parents and Teachers (PTA) and the Bureau of Adult Education of the State Department of Education conducted a ten day parent education workshop designed to help the participants understand how group dynamics functions to develop individuals to act as leaders in home and community. Lecturers addressed themselves to the PTA story, leadership and communications, processes helping and hindering communications, communication across generations and cultures, communication and attitude change, and the problems created by the evergrowing population in California of Mexican Americans, many of them migrants. Service committees reported on mechanical aspects of running the workshop. Study groups gave reports of their discussions of leadership and communication between parents and preschool and school age children, problems and needs in parent education, use of community resources, effective communication in the PTA unit and the community, and family life education. Appended is the full text of a speech by Eugene Gonzales on understanding the Mexican American--problems of the bilingual child, myths that should be exploded, the 60-80,000 migrant children in California, and education as the means to break out of the barrios. (eb)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Adult Education.
Identifiers: Parent Teacher Association