ERIC Number: ED336211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Parent Involvement Programs in California Public Schools: Families, Schools, and Communities Working Together.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Parenting and Community Education Office.
This document, which is designed to serve as a resource for school districts that are formulating comprehensive parent involvement programs, provides a representative sampling of parent involvement programs in California. Section 1 lists programs operating at the local educational level that: (1) help parents develop parenting skills and foster conditions at home that support children's efforts in learning; (2) provide parents with knowledge of the techniques they need to help children learn; (3) provide access to and coordinate community and support services for children and families; (4) promote clear two-way communication between the school and the family as to school programs and children's progress; (5) involve parents who have been appropriately trained in instructional and support roles at the school; and (6) support parents as decision makers and develop their leadership, governance, advisory, and advocacy roles. Section 2 represents other sources that were selected for inclusion because they were operating programs or provided services in the listed school districts. Finally, Section 3 describes parent involvement services available from the California Department of Education. Thirty-five references and a copy of the California State Board of Education Policy on Parent Involvement conclude the document. (SAK)
Descriptors: Community Services, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Home Programs, Infants, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parenting Skills, Parents as Teachers, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, School Community Programs, Volunteers, Young Children
California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($6.00; California residents must add sales tax).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Parenting and Community Education Office.