ERIC Number: ED311391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
A Handbook for Parent Involvement. Bulletin 1837.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.
This handbook is designed to assist school administrators in the development of viable parental involvement programs at the local school level. The document's main premise is that, because of their mutual concern for children, it is critically important that parents and educators work together and that, through the combined efforts of home and school, children can develop in all areas under optimal conditions. Hence, the purpose of this publication is to assist local education agencies and their schools in the development of plans for parent-teacher partnerships; the handbook may also be used to help strengthen existing programs while helping other systems initiate programs. Five categories of parent involvement activities are presented in detail: home school communication; parental participation; parenting classes; ways to involve parents in schools; and mutual cooperation between schools and parents. The presentation of these topics includes practical hints, worksheets, planning documents, and assessment instruments. A 70-item resource/reference list and a list of strategies and practices conducive to parental involvement are included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.