ERIC Number: ED155155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Parent Involvement in the Schools. Reference and Resource Series.
Berclay, G. John, Ed.
This teacher-addressed discussion of parent involvement programs at the elementary school level explains why and how parents can aid teachers in classroom processes, and provides guidelines for planning, implementing, and evaluating a program at the community level. It is suggested that planning for parent involvement requires a preliminary teacher workshop (setting goals, defining roles, and establishing program policies), and a parent-teacher workshop (defining student-directed focus, program needs, and activities). Actual parent involvement entails making individual plans, contacting volunteers, and encouraging participation. With the completion of these preliminary tasks, parent orientation to the program must be performed (including an examination of the school physical plant, explaining parent role, pupil characteristics, classroom methods and materials, basic parent-behavior guidelines, and integration of the parent-volunteers into the classroom routine). General suggestions for program evaluation, activities for parents, and topics for the parent-teacher workshop are provided. Three essays on parent-volunteer programs are appended. (MJB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Orientation, Parent Participation, Program Development, Role Theory, Student Participation, Task Analysis, Teacher Aides, Volunteers
NEA Distribution Center, The Academic Building, West Haven, Connecticut 06516 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.