ERIC Number: ED296104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for Instructors. Guide for Parent Instructors in Parent Education Programs. Columbia Basin College Parent Education Program.
Debban, Barbara, Comp.; And Others
This handbook is designed to explain the structure and the existing regulations and procedures of the programs affiliated with the Parent Education Program at Columbia Basin College (CBC), Washington. Purpose of the program is to give parents the opportunity to increase their understanding of children. Section I addresses the importance of parent education. Section II on program organization lists goals and objectives and describes the parent education cooperative groups at CBC. The parent education team is the focus of section III. Section IV discusses the cooperative organization. The role of CBC is described, and parent participation guidelines are provided. Program procedures are summarized and pertinent forms are included. Section V contains strategies for the parent educator. These include leading a group, ice breakers, communications, group dynamics, handling conflicts, and helpful procedures. Section VI offers techniques to solve problems that might arise with the children in the classroom. Section VII provides guidelines for the children's teacher. They cover play and learning, creative activities, large muscle activities, the foundation for reading and writing, music, science, snack ideas, and field trip suggestions. Section VIII lists handout, print, and audiovisual resources available for use with the class. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Child Development, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Early Childhood Education, Experiential Learning, Group Activities, Learning Activities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parenting Skills, Preschool Children, Teaching Guides, Toddlers, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Basin Coll., Pasco, WA.
Note: For related documents, see CE 050 351-354.