ERIC Number: ED184070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Family Education in Reading: A School-Initiated Model.
Duncan, Patricia H.
A model program of cooperative school and family educational effort in teaching reading is discussed in this paper. Past efforts of schools to involve parents in reading programs are surveyed to reveal the following problems: programs tended to reflect the values of educators instead of parents; programs neglected planned formative and summative evaluation and communication skill development; they did not include provisions for varying parent competencies; they presented parents with lists of suggestions rather than involving parents in demonstrations, simulations, or role-playing for teaching reading concepts and methods; and they were presented to fathers and mothers to the exclusion of nonparent caretakers, part-time parents, or extended families. The program recommended here should be school-initiated and focus on four areas of development: gathering information (preprogram needs assessment through a parent opinion inventory, structured home interviews, or an assessment scale); establishing interpersonal communication goals to foster relationships among parents, students, and school personnel; training family volunteers; and selecting and implementing evaluation procedures. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (29th, San Antonio, TX, November 29-December 1, 1979)