ERIC Number: ED139537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
A Family Affair: Education. Families and the Helping Professions in Partnership.
Rich, Dorothy; Jones, Cynthia
Emphasizing the importance of the family in education, this book presents a sampling of strategies for fostering a strong parent-teacher-community partnership. The first chapter discusses the need for parent and community involvement; lists strategies to help administrators, teachers, and parent and community leaders in working with one another; briefly describes the Home Educational Learning Program; and outlines a yearly plan for parent involvement. Chapter 2 discusses the importance of the family in a child's education and offers ideas and suggestions for parents. Included are goals for family involvement, a list of ten "success builders," and teaching tips and home learning systems for parents. Suggestions are aimed primarily at parents with children aged 2 to 10. Chapter 3 discusses research studies from 1964 to 1975 that investigated the role of the family in promoting children's learning, and provides summaries of major preschool and in-school programs which emphasize parent involvement. (SB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Community Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Home Study, Learning Activities, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Planning, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Home and School Institute, Trinity College, Washington, D.C. 20017 (Paper, $8.00, plus $1.00 mailing fee)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Home and School Inst., Washington, DC.