ERIC Number: ED298197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Drawing in the Family. Family Involvement in the Schools.
One of the best guarantees of a child's success in school is his or her parents' involvement in education. This resource guide provides information in the following areas: (1) family types; (2) expectations of parents, teachers, and administrators; (3) barriers encountered by parents and teachers; (4) home environment improvements through family education and home activities; and (5) school environment improvements through volunteer programs and school councils. Existing programs are reviewed. Strategies for state action are outlined. Recommendations in each area are offered for teachers, administrators, and parents. Resources in each area are provided. Participants in the "Drawing in the Family" Invitational Conference (held on May 12, 1988 in St. Louis, Missouri) and Project Planning Meeting (held on January 22, 1988) are listed. Personal anecdotes and childrens' illustrations accompany the text. (BJV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Family School Relationship, Government Role, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Policy Formation, Program Development, Teacher Role
ECS Distribution Center, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.