ERIC Number: ED219851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Involving Parents: A Handbook for Participation in Schools.
Lyons, Peggy; And Others
Intended to help school districts or schools trying to encourage the involvement of parents, this handbook presents ideas and suggestions gathered from local projects as well as a self-assessment manual and a guide describing helpful available materials. Part 1 contains recommendations concerning how to initiate and organize parental involvement in several areas. These include home-school relations, school support, parent education, home-based instruction, instruction at school, and advisory groups. The suggestions were gathered through a lengthy study of four federal education programs, but the ideas offered are also considered applicable to districts that do not have federal programs. Part 2 is a self-assessment manual enabling a district to evaluate its present parental involvement activities and to plan improvements where they are needed. Part 3, a resource guide, deals with materials useful in organizing parental involvement; longer resource items such as books are described and information is given about how they might be obtained, while shorter items, such as questionnaires and parent guidelines, are presented in full. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA. Studies and Evaluation Dept.
Note: For related documents, see ED 218 783-789.