ERIC Number: ED176393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Parents as Partners. Planning for Lutheran Elementary Schools. E12.
Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, St. Louis, MO.
Part of a 13-volume series designed to help Lutheran communities assess the feasibility of starting a Lutheran elementary school and to assist ongoing schools in current operation, this volume deals with the responsibility shared by parents and Lutheran schools for providing the child's education. The document begins by pointing out the need for a home school partnership, especially in the face of changes in the family structure, the role of the school, and the society. The second part of the publication defines the partnership roles of schools and parents. This part emphasizes the role of the Lutheran school as church and of the teacher as minister to the child. The parents' role is defined as that of listening to the child, participating in school activities, and becoming involved in school operations such as policy formation, curriculum development, classroom activities, and evaluation. The role of the congregation in the partnership is touched on. Both these sections of the publication contain activities that foster partnership between school and parents. A final section discusses two organized programs for home school partnership: parent teacher association and parent effectiveness training for Lutherans. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Parent Responsibility, Parent School Relationship, Parochial Schools, Religious Education, School Planning, School Responsibility, Social Change, Teacher Responsibility
Board of Parish Education, The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, 3558 South Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63118 ($1.25; $12.50 per set of 13)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, St. Louis, MO.