ERIC Number: ED381494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Imperative Educational Network: Parents, Teachers, and Concerned Individuals. Volume 3. Proceedings of the Imperative Educational Network Conference (Athens, Georgia, 1991).
Tomlinson, Louise M., Ed.
This conference sought to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on how parents, teachers, and other concerned individuals can contribute to strengthening the educational support system, and to generate practical information on strategies to improve achievement levels of youth. A conference program prospectus by Louise M. Tomlinson offers a rationale for the conference, describes the conference structure, and notes its intended outcome as a program model to be replicated. A keynote address by John White is then presented, describing the status of education and his efforts in the Georgia House of Representatives to create collaborative programs that improve education. The texts of seven concurrent presentations are also included: "Student Assistance Program (SAP) in the Athens Area" (Marnie Fereday); "Enhancing Parents' Capacity as Agents of Nurturance and Educational Support for Their Children" (Patricia Johnson-Dalzine); "Mentoring: A Workable Alternative to Parental Involvement" (Lonnie D. Johnson); "HEART: A Proposal for Criminally At-Risk Youths" (Larry Leflore and Janet Thornton); "Facilitating the Understanding of Science by Children: Learning Styles Considerations" (Mary Atwater); "Psychosocial Development and Educational Attainment: Enrichment Strategies for Parents" (Charles Martin-Stanley); and "Community Involvement in the Clarke County School District Values Education Program" (Carol Young). Summaries are presented of two task force discussions on community resources for parents and on home, school, and community interaction, followed by a reaction to the task force reports by Art Dunning. Some papers contain references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Persons, Cognitive Style, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Mentors, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents as Teachers, Student Development, Values Education
Imperative Educational Network Conference, UGA Station, P.O. Box 2612, Athens, GA 30602-2612.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
Authoring Institution: Imperative Educational Network Conference, Athens, GA.
Note: For other volumes, see SP 035 848-851.