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ERIC Number: ED392524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Families, Communities, Schools. Learning Together, Fall 1995.
Landsverk, Ruth Anne
The Families in Education Program of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has existed since 1987 to increase awareness of the need for schools to involve parents as true partners in the education of children. This parents' guide true partners in the education of children. This parent's guide presents ways that parents and families of both younger children and high school students can become involved in their children's academic success. The guide includes articles on parents' roles as participating partners in their child's school and education. Articles in the guide suggest that schools set up "parent/family centers" to make schools more parent-friendly, and consider two-way communication opportunities between parents and teachers, including PTA's or PTO's and parent-teacher conferences. Other articles in the guide explore how to build parenting and family skills through parent-child activities, ways to strengthen connections between families and the community, ideas for family volunteer efforts at school and in community service, and questions for Parent Teacher Conferences. A summary of the National Education Goals for the year 2000 is included. (CJ)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parenting Skills, Parents as Teachers, Partnerships in Education, Volunteers
Family in Education Program, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841 (Bulletin No. 96111).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Families in Education Program.
Identifiers: Goals 2000; National Education Goals 1990; Wisconsin