ERIC Number: ED194180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Building Successful Parent-Teacher Partnerships.
Swick, Kevin J.; And Others
The focus of this book is on enabling parents, teachers and other caregivers to develop home-school situations where children and adults can learn and grow in positive ways. Chapter One includes a discussion of how parents and teachers learn from each other. In addition, the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children are examined. The importance of establishing a curriculum early in the life of the child is explicated in Chapter Two. The way children learn as a result of home environments and the benefit of home-school communications is also explored. Special consideration is given to helping children develop positive behaviors early in life and also on involving them and their caregivers in better utilizing human and material resources. Chapters Three and Four discuss the basic roles of parents and teachers and how these roles effect the home-school relationship. Changes in the parenting process and in the teaching process are examined. Chapter Five contains an explication of the major goals parent-teacher groups need to attend to. In Chapter Six a family-school systems approach to the teaching-learning process is described. Finally, an appendix is included which enables the reader to review ideas about parent involvement. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cooperative Planning, Educational Environment, Family School Relationship, Objectives, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
Humanics, P.O. Box 7447, Atlanta, GA 30309 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Humanics Associates, Atlanta, GA.