ERIC Number: ED261538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Handbook for Transitional Bilingual Education Parent Advisory Councils. Revised Edition. Part C Research Agenda.
Dannenberg, Arlene C.
This handbook on the advisory and decision-making aspects of parent involvement provides information and skill-building activities to help parents establish, maintain, and increase the effectiveness of parent advisory councils (PAC) for bilingual education programs in Massachusetts. Chapter 1 describes the legal background and the basic structures of bilingual parent advisory councils, and gives an overview of the three stages of development. Chapter 2, on establishing a PAC, includes information on building community suport, group member roles, needed communication skills, making meetings effective and interesting, necessary organizational tasks, and getting needed information and resources. Chapter 3, on maintaining a PAC, focuses on needs assessment, improving the group's effectiveness, the roles of school officials with whom the PAC will work, and techniques for communicating effectively with school administrators. Chapter 4, on increasing PAC effectiveness, deals with action planning and institutionalization of the PACs. Chapter 5 is a working resource guide for each local community. Each chapter includes a list of additional resources. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Advisory Committees, Bilingual Education, Communication Skills, Federal Programs, Group Membership, Guides, Information Needs, Interpersonal Communication, Limited English Speaking, Meetings, Organizational Effectiveness, Parent Participation, Program Development, State Surveys, Transitional Programs
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, 1555 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Rosslyn, VA 22209.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Transitional Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts