ERIC Number: ED219853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
The Home-School Connection: Selected Partnership Programs in Large Cities.
Collins, Carter H.; And Others
Unusual because they involve students above the primary level, the programs described in this report are designed to involve parents more fully in the education of their children. Presented are 28 programs in grades 4-12 initiated by school systems in large cities and operating during the 1980-81 school year. Information about the programs was gathered through telephone conversations and through visits to seven programs. School systems were asked to provide information on programs that might help parents act in educational capacities, such as home tutors, monitors of homework and attendance, or guides for their children in the use of community educational resources. A general discussion section highlights salient features from all programs, promising practices, components of a comprehensive program, and strategies for program development. The 28 program profiles include program objectives, major activities, staffing, target populations, funding, evaluations, materials available, and the name of a contact person. The seven in-depth reports resulting from site visits cover each program's objectives, rationale, development, operation, cost and personnel information, supporting and inhibiting factors, evidence of success, and other areas. A table classifying the main characteristics of each program assists readers in locating programs of interest. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Home Study, Homework, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring
Institute for Responsive Education, 605 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.