ERIC Number: ED332228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Parents Helping in the Classroom. PEN 71.
This pamphlet answers the question "How can we best involve parents in the classroom?" at the level of the school council, school staff, and classroom teacher. Issues to be negotiated by school councils include the changing nature of Australian family structures, parents with small children at home, parents helping after school hours, encouraging participation by parents who do not normally participate, and the male role models provided by fathers helping in the classroom. Six parent workshops designed to be run by the school staff are described. Also presented are eight specific ideas for getting parents interested in helping--including formal visits, using parents' particular skills, and avoiding giving parents information overload by sending too much information home rather than giving it briefly at class meetings. Suggestions for ways that parents can help in the classroom include assisting with reading, writing, and computers, or serving as group leaders or tutors. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Primary English Teaching Association, Rozelle (Australia).