ERIC Number: ED330489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Families and Education: An Educator's Resource for Family Involvement.
This handbook for educators offers guidance on ways to understand parents, parent-teacher communication, the process of reinforcing classwork at home, ways to support family communication, and resources. Contents offer: (1) practical tips and strategies designed to help educators develop communication skills for use in working with families; (2) suggestions on ways to encourage families to participate in school activities and develop learning activities at home with their children; (3) parents' comments about what they would consider most beneficial for the process of helping their children learn; (4) over 30 items that teachers and administrators can reproduce to help parents learn parenting skills and facilitate children's growth and development; (5) home/school communication assessment for educators and families; and (6) strategies for dealing with sensitive communication issues. Strategies can be used to help families create supportive home environments. Forms included in the handbook may be duplicated and sent home with students, distributed at meetings, handed out to staff, or otherwise disseminated. (RH)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Communication, Family School Relationship, Guidelines, Parent Participation, Parenting Skills, Parents, Parents as Teachers, Resource Materials, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Participation
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841 (Bulletin No. 91406, $20.00, plus $3.50 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.