ERIC Number: ED211706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Parents as Partners in Education. Community Education Proven Practices II.
Pike County Board of Education, Troy, AL.
A project is described that focused on parents' becoming more skilled in helping the schools do a better job of teaching basic skills in K-12 and on the problems of discipline and drug abuse. As background information on Pike County, demographic data are provided, and the development of community education is overviewed. Development of the support base for the project is then considered. The needs assessment is discussed that established these needs: improvement of K-12 students' basic skills; improvement of K-12 discipline; improvement of human relation skills; and improvement of communication. Rationale and motivation for parental involvement in the schools are addressed. These steps in implementation in phase 1 that focused on parenting for elementary parents are covered: funding, staffing, securing support, parent recruitment, teacher training, and parent training. Following an overview of the years between phases 1 and 2, the plan of operation for phase 2 when the program was expanded to include parents of K-12 students is overviewed. The community resources that were used are listed; their benefit to the project is summarized. Project results, description of evaluation, and recommendations for phase 3 are also addressed. Appendixes include correspondence and parental involvement plan. (YLB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Education, Community Resources, Discipline Problems, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Helping Relationship, Needs Assessment, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pike County Board of Education, Troy, AL.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama