ERIC Number: ED260785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Getting Involved: Workshops for Parents.
This guide for leaders of parent workshops is based on the Getting Involved booklets (which suggest ways parents of children in Head Start, day care, and other preschool programs can support children's learning through everyday family activities using materials at hand). This workshop leaders' guide offers suggestions for helping parents become more involved with their children's learning. Chapter 1 gives specific suggestions for planning, conducting, and evaluating workshops for parents. Chapters 2 through 10 give examples of workshop activities that focus on the following topics: children's attitudes toward learning, play, language, reading, writing, math, science, television, and problem solving. Each of these chapters is divided into sections concerning what parent workshops achieve; often-raised questions; workshop displays; choosing workshop activities; and introducing and generating ideas for activities. Because each group of parents has different interests, concerns, and outlooks, each workshop leader will use the workbook differently to select activities suited to his or her particular group of parents, to modify activities, or to create new activities particularly suited to local parent concerns. (DST)
Descriptors: Children, Early Childhood Education, Home Programs, Leaders Guides, Learning Activities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Workshops, Parenting Skills
High/Scope Press, High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, 600 North River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 ($15.00; no shipping/handling charge on prepaid orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.