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ERIC Number: ED206353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
La Participacion de Padres en la Educacion de los Hijos: Un Manual. (Parent Involvement in Education: A Planning Manual).
Collins, Lauren F.; Obregon Pagan, Margarita
This manual, which presents text in Spanish and English, is the result of a series of parent workshops conducted in 1979-80 at Mesa Community College to provide parents with information and skills that would enable them to take a more active role in education at several levels: at home with their own children, in the classroom, and at school and district levels. After introductory material focusing on the workshop and introducing parents and teachers to the concept of parent involvement, the manual's seven chapters provide text and activity sheets. Chapter I focuses on teaching at home. Its activity sheets provide suggestions for exploring the senses with children and for introducing them to shapes, colors, pairs, order, opposites, time, and numbers. It also discusses how to support children's educational programs at home. Chapter II examines the barriers to parent involvement in their children's schools. Chapter III focuses on visiting the classroom as an observer. It provides activity sheets which offer ideas for encouraging parental visits and creating a district plan for parental visits, and items to consider when observing a bilingual classroom. Chapter IV looks at ways of getting parents involved at school. Chapter V focuses on planning parent meetings and workshops, while Chapter VI examines regulations for Parent Advisory Councils. Finally Chapter VII offers definitions of bilingual education terminology and a fact sheet on transition and maintenance models for bilingual education. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mesa Community Coll., AZ.