ERIC Number: ED297121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Interact. A Plan for Participation in Home & Family Life Programs. Revised. H.E. Bulletin No. 44.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
This guide is intended to assist teachers and vocational administrators in getting parents, students, and members of the community at large to participate in the process of planning and developing a high-quality home and family life education program. The first section discusses the importance of teamwork among parents, students, school, and community and the role of the vocational home and family life teacher in facilitating such teamwork. The remaining sections deal with the following topics: advisory committees (key functions, membership, district support, management structure, member notebooks, school liaison and teacher roles, and general advisory councils); parent contact (home, worksite, school, and phone contacts and guidelines for parent contact letters); extended class learning (components, characteristics, and evaluation of extended class learning); leadership development (teachers as change agents, decision makers/problem solvers, and advisors); and community contact (purposes and benefits). Guidelines on how to be an effective communicator (discussing barriers to effective communication in schools and conditions for positive interactions between teacher and parent during home visits and parent contacts) are appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Communication Skills, Community Involvement, Cooperative Planning, Family Life Education, Home Economics, Leadership, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Participative Decision Making, Program Development, Public Relations, Recruitment, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Teacher Role, Teamwork
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.