ERIC Number: ED382364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Partners at School: A Handbook on How To Involve Indian and Metis Parents in School Activities.
Davis, Sydney, Ed.
This handbook provides activities and methods that educators can use to encourage Indian and Metis parents to become more involved in the education of their children and in the provincial school system as a whole. Chapter 1 includes exercises and quizzes to help teachers understand their own views on cultural awareness, racism, and values. Chapter 2 contains exercises to stimulate teacher thinking on the purpose, nature, and goals of parental involvement, especially in regard to Indian and Metis parents. Chapter 3 focuses on some of the questions and concerns of many Indian and Metis parents in regard to participation in school activities. Chapter 4 offers suggestions and guidelines to school administrators for implementing policies regarding parental involvement in school divisions (districts). An appendix addresses the role of parent advisory groups. (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Canada Natives, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Metis (People), Parent Associations, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Dept. of Education, Regina.; Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, Saskatoon.; Saskatchewan School Trustees Association, Regina.