ERIC Number: ED120299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Putting It Together with Parents: A Guide to Parent Involvement in Educational Programs.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Ideas to guide parental involvement in educational programs for children are provided in this booklet. Topics that are discussed are: why it is important to involve parents; how parents can be reached; guidelines for involving parents; the parents' role; how parents may involve themselves in their child's school; activities for parental involvement in support of the educational program, how parents may become involved in extracurricular activities; teachers' guidelines for planning home visits; and, additional areas of consideration for school staff members. Parental involvement in the school program is seen to be extremely important to the effectiveness of educational programs in meeting the needs of children. The goals of parents for their children ought to complement those of the school and the goals of both these institutions ought to reinforce one another. The primary responsibility for initiating good relations between the school and the home is seen to rest with the school personnel; however, the parents are also to be interested and supportive of the school program. A list of factors that the school must be concerned with, such as developing positive attitudes within parents toward the school, as well as a list of factors that parents must be concerned with, such as having full information regarding their child's intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth are given. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Family Involvement, Guidelines, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, School Activities, School Involvement, Teacher Participation, Teacher Responsibility
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California