ERIC Number: ED251407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Parents and Teachers as Collaborating Educators: A Training Model for Emerging Times.
Gips, Crystal J.; Burdin, Joel L.
To encourage widespread parental participation in schools, both lay persons and professional staff should understand the primary assumptions which undergird shared efforts to create a unified, effective system of schooling. Proposed practice for an effective schooling system must be related to: (1) democratic concepts and their presumed strengths for education; (2) psychological-sociological perspectives; (3) communication; and (4) human relations and conflict resolution. Two middle-school projects involved parents who collaborated in studying schooling and home-based learning. In both cases, inservice programs developed teaching/management strategies to promote education in the home and school. The first project involved 12 school staff members and the parents of 5 students, and focused on the development of behavior management strategies. The second project, directed by a coordinating board of 12 school staff members and 12 parents, provided approximately 150 people with varying degrees of differentiated training and focused on developing an understanding of early adolescents' psycho-social development. The programs are described and their accomplishments listed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Council of States for Inservice Education (Dallas, TX, November 18-22, 1983).