ERIC Number: ED365456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) Program Evaluation, October 1, 1989-September 30, 1990).
This report describes the Learning Is For Everyone (LIFE) program, a community involvement initiative developed by the Washington County, Tennessee, schools to increase the level of family involvement in the schools to raise student achievement levels. The LIFE program's primary focus in 1989-90 was to establish a positive attitude toward education in students in kindergarten through second grade. Children, parents, and teachers participated in six major activities: (1) the Bowdoin School Parent Education Program for parents to make them more effective educators at home; (2) the Family Math Program to help parents teach basic math skills to their children at home; (3) the Parents Assisting School Success (PASS) Program to help parents better understand how to work with their children; (4) the Pre-Kindergarten Screening Program to identify at-risk students before they start school; (5) the Summer Enrichment Program to help at-risk students improve their academic skills; and (6) several Teacher Training Workshops to help teachers work better with parents. Each of these programs is examined in detail, and specific procedures developed to evaluate each program component and the LIFE program as a whole are discussed. The report notes that, overall, the 1989-90 LIFE program was very successful in meeting broad goals of creating new parent-school partnerships. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Persons, Community Involvement, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Students, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Workshops, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Activities, Student Attitudes, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington County Board of Education, Jonesborough, TN.
Identifiers: Washington County School District TN