ERIC Number: ED337036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Involvement: A Resource for the Education of Limited English Proficient Students. Program Information Guide Series, Number 8, Fall 1988.
Careaga, Rudy, Comp.
This program guide is based on two handbooks developed by the Departments of Education in Ohio and New Jersey, each of which was used to help local school districts comply with state requirements for parent involvement programs. Primary components include the following: day and evening workshops for parents as tutors; full-time community coordinators available to parents at all times; active parent advisory councils with regular parent participation; and systematic inclusion of outside community organizations in parent training components. Various components of program development are discussed, including needs assessment, goal setting, implementation, and program monitoring. Needs assessment includes obtaining (1) information on such things as language background of students and their parents, cultural values and practices of different linguistic groups; and parents' attitudes and work schedules; and (2) information on parents' concerns and interests, for which a Parent Survey and Assessment Profile are included. Program goals and strategies are discussed in terms of communicating with parents, parent development, and parent leadership. Ways to monitor and evaluate the program are suggested. Various questionnaires, log forms, a sample letter, and an outline of informational meeting plans are included in this document. (LB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Goal Orientation, Guidelines, Limited English Speaking, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.
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