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ERIC Number: ED104543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Pages: 28
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Preparing Teachers for Parent Involvement.
Safran, Daniel
This paper examines the potential impact of parent involvement in the formal education of their children and suggests ways that teacher education can be restructured to prepare teachers to work with parents. This paper attempts to answer five questions: (1) Why should parents be involved in the formal education of their children? (2) Why should teachers be trained to involve parents? (3) What competencies do teachers need for working with parents? (4) How can teachers be helped to achieve these competencies? and (5) What can be done to enable schools of education to meet the challenge of preparing teachers for parent involvement? Schools of education need to broaden the concept of what teachers do and change the existing conception of "professional status". The paper concludes that it is essential that teachers who work with parents have a value orientation which is non-elitest and which accepts and respects the parents and community of the children they teach. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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