ERIC Number: ED381606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Parent Project. A Workshop Approach to Parent Involvement.
The Parent Project is a workshop approach to increasing parent involvement in their children's education. It began in the late 1980s in three inner-city elementary schools in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) as an outgrowth of the Milwaukee Writing Project. The workshop approach that developed focused on what children were learning in the classroom and how this learning could be supported at home. Working partnerships between parents and teachers have paid many dividends for the children in these schools. This guide to presenting workshops discusses how to begin them and how to conduct the workshop, with sample schedules and a list of factors that contribute to success. A 3-year plan is presented for moving beyond the initial meetings and promoting community building. Workshops for the specific areas of reading, writing, developing self-esteem, and special interests are described. Evaluation is an integral part of the parent participation project, and suggestions are offered for evaluation and advocacy. A resource section includes sample forms, an annotated bibliography of 39 children's books, a 180-item bibliography for children, and a list of resources for parents. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Planning, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inner City, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, Resource Materials, Self Esteem, Urban Schools, Workshops
Stenhouse Publishers, 226 York Street, P.O. Box 360, York, ME 03909-0360 ($22.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Milwaukee Public Schools WI; Milwaukee Writing Project WI; Parent Project