ERIC Number: ED206146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Parents and Schools: A Partnership Model.
Hauser-Cram, Penny; And Others
Project Partnership was designed to promote parent/professional collaboration in the education of young handicapped children. The project intended to have positive impacts on the home and on the teachers, who are asked to allow for greater communication between the school and home by redefining their roles. The project's approaches include team training, parent leaders, minigrants, coteaching, and practical strategies for parent involvement. Parent leaders, who focus on acting as liaisons to other parents, receive a small stipend and course credit. Evaluation findings pointed out a higher percentage for contact between teacher and parent about instruction in project families than in control families, who engaged in the most contact concerning administrative issues. Dilemmas facing the project, including assumptions about parental incompetence and increased demands on teachers, are touched upon. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project Partnership
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).