ERIC Number: ED303965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Parent Involvement Training Modules.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
A series of workshops on parent involvement is intended to help teachers of emotionally handicapped (EH) students work effectively and collaboratively with parents. Six workshops address the following separate topic areas: (1) variables which concern families whose children have been diagnosed and placed in EH programs (e.g., changing schools, safety concerns, negative modeling); (2) rights and responsibilities of parents and teachers with regard to the individualized education program (IEP); (3) a model for involving parents in the education of their EH child (needs assessment, selection of goals and objectives, implementation of activities, evaluation); (4) guidelines for parent involvement (sensitivity to the uniqueness of families, helping parents become problem solvers, collaboration, IEP participation); (5) facilitating parent-teacher collaboration through a variety of information-sharing activities; (6) strategies for relating to parents in difficult situations (e.g., dealing with parents who are angry, uninvolved, or need counseling). Sample activity forms, handouts, and overheads are included, as well as lists of readings and resources where appropriate. (JW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 212 251-264.