ERIC Number: ED270508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Beyond the Bake Sale. An Educator's Guide to Working with Parents.
Henderson, Anne T.; And Others
This book is a guide for educators to help them work with parents to improve schooling. It is particularly geared to dealing with some of the problems that have become greater in recent years owing to changes in family life such as high divorce rates, teenage parents, and working mothers. Chapter 1 deals with types of parent-school involvement, including activities that benefit the student, the school, or both; and Chapter 2 helps the educator to examine his or her attitudes toward parent involvement. Chapters 3 and 4 concern the process of developing and strengthening a family-school partnership. Chapter 5 considers the barriers to home-school collaboration. Chapter 6 provides hints for principals and teachers in dealing with parents and Chapter 7 is a review checklist for the individual educator to assess his or her situation with regard to parent-school involvement. Chapter 8 consists of recommendations to educators, parents, and policymakers. An afterword deals with what the research literature says about family-school relationships. Appendices include a selection of references and resources. (CG)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Teacher Attitudes
The National Committee for Citizens in Education, Suite 410, Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia, MD 21044 ($8.95 softcover--ISBN-0-934460-22-1; $14.95 hardcover--ISBN-0-934460-27-2 plus $2.00 handling; postage paid if payment enclosed).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Citizens in Education, Columbia, MD.; Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.; Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC.
Note: A joint effort of the National Committee for Citizens in Education, Family Impact Seminar at Catholic University and Institute for Educational Leadership.