ERIC Number: ED349665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Strategies for Developing a Positive Parent-School Partnership.
Wagonseller, Bill R.
A "grassroots" model for developing a parent-school partnership to help communities achieve the national Education 2000 goals is presented in this paper. The model is based on two assumptions about parenting: (1) parents are responsible for child-rearing; and (2) professionals are responsible for educating parents. Recommendations for a community-parent involvement model include developing a comprehensive parent-family wellness center at every state university and community college; organizing PTA units to develop parent education classes; creating parent education programs at each school; directing state funds for such programs; providing parent workshops in various settings; offering high school family lifestyle classes; and passing state legislation that enables school district grant-writing for developing parent education programs. Some research indicates that early intervention and parent involvement programs have resulted in improved IQs and a reduction in mental retardation among educationally disadvantaged preschool children. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: National Education Goals 1990; Partnerships in Education