ERIC Number: ED195358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Title 1, ESEA. Working with Schools: A Parents' Handbook.
Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Education for the Disadvantaged.
This handbook offers practical suggestions on how parents can be better teachers at home and help their children learn better at school. Ways in which parents can work with the schools to insure the best possible education for children are discussed. The first of five sections deal with parents' rights and responsibilities in relationship to their children's education. In the second section, basic information parents should know about the school their children attend is discussed. To help parents assess their children's progress, the third section provides information about testing, and tips for getting the most from parent/teacher conferences. The fourth section reviews ways in which parents can participate in their children's education and support the school program. The final section, an appendix to the text, suggests some simple activities to do at home that will help children prepare for school, reinforce basic skills, and develop self-confidence. Each section of the text ends with a checklist that parents can use to examine their role in educating their children, to judge their child's progress, and to know where to go for help. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Education, Home Study, Informal Assessment, Institutional Characteristics, Learning Activities, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, School Readiness
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20204 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Education for the Disadvantaged.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Parent Advisory Councils