ERIC Number: ED211702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching the Hard-to-Reach Parent. Community Education Proven Practices II.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Intended for school administrators and teachers, this booklet describes ideas for improving communication between the school and hard-to-reach parents and the process used to obtain them. In the first section the four steps in the process of obtaining such ideas and information are outlined. These are: (1) arranging the meeting of representatives of parents and community members, (2) orienting the participants (purpose of meeting, procedures, rules for brainstorming), (3) conducting the brainstorming session, and (4) summarizing, reporting, and implementing the results. The next section presents ideas selected from brainstorming sessions with hard-to-reach parents. These ideas are divided into the categories of parents with which they are intended for use: disinterested/alienated, single, and limited English speaking. For each group of parents these types of ideas are presented: concerns relative to their children's school achievement, ways to improve communication with the parent, and ways the school can encourage the parent to work with his/her children on the basic skills. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.