ERIC Number: ED223362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
When Parents Want to Teach--Developing Parent Workshops.
Miller, Susan A.
Guidelines for planning and conducting a series of parent awareness workshops are offered in this paper. Parent awareness programs consist of efforts to involve parents in the education of their children through collaboration with teachers. Phases of planning with parents as partners are discussed in the first part of the paper. Planning activities described include assessing parents' needs, scheduling meetings, choosing an appropriate location, establishing basic committees, and arranging for publicity. A list of final, pre-workshop arrangements is also provided. In the second part of the paper a sequence of workshop sessions is described. Each workshop, from the first through the sixth, is designed to attain a specific objective. The workshop series begins with an orientation meeting, and in subsequent meetings provides parents with the opportunity to become acquainted; to become involved with "hands-on" activities, such as games to make and play; to select and learn from a resource person; to participate in learning activities with their children; and to discuss issues and give advice to one another in a context of mutual fellowship. In addition, guides for providing materials to parents who cannot attend workshops and for evaluating the series of workshops are offered. (RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Washington, DC, November 11-14, 1982).