ERIC Number: ED232074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Home-School Alliances: Approaches to Increasing Parent Involvement in Children's Learning in Upper Elementary and Junior High Schools (Grades 4-9). Proceedings of the NIE Conference on Home-School Alliances (Washington, DC, October 5-7, 1980).
Safran, Daniel, Ed.
This report is a transcript of presentations from the 1980 Conference on Home-School Alliances, defined as specific coordination strategies between home and school, and developed to further the social and academic development of children and youths. Following the preface, brief overview of the purpose and nature of the conference, and the introductory speeches, five local home-school alliance programs are described: the Peralta Year Round School, Oakland, California (a public alternative elementary school); the Home Curriculum Program, Detroit, Michigan (emphasizing reading improvement); the Parents Can Be Tutors Program, Miami, Florida (serving children whose parents have limited English speaking ability); the Home-School Basic Skills Program, Arlington, Virginia (assisting black children to meet state competency requirements); and the Bilingual Training Institute for Parents, San Antonio, Texas (serving Spanish speaking or bilingual families). A third section presents descriptions of federal programs: the Basic Skills Improvement Program; the Emergency School Aid Program; Title VII Bilingual Education programs; Office of Special Education programs; and the Federal Parent Involvement study. A panel discussion of the program presentations focusing on implications, reports from small group discussions on issues pertinent to home-school alliances, and a discussion of issues and perspectives concerning the development of home-school alliance programs are also included. The four appendices contain information on salient features of local programs, comments from local program directors, a list of conference participants, and the conference agenda. (WAS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.