ERIC Number: ED312060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers and Parents: An Adult-to-Adult Approach.
This monograph for teachers outlines reasons for working with parents. It presents a sampling of practical strategies that teachers can use to foster parent competence and responsibility in the education of their children. It also contains answers to some of teachers' questions about getting parents to visit the school and encouraging them to become involved in their children's education. An introduction in Chapter 1 is followed by a discussion of new roles and new facts about families and teachers in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 concerns what parents and teachers want. Chapter 4 discusses educational responsibility in the home. Chapter 5 describes what teachers can do to increase parent involvement. Chapter 6 provides tips concerning the parent-teacher conference. Chapter 7 deals with special experiences and needs of single parents that teachers may want to consider. Chapter 8 articulates four basic rules for parent involvement programs. Appendices provide discussions of parent involvement strategies, the MegaSkills home curriculum, ways to meet family needs, and characteristics of effective families. Over 40 references, as well as 7 filmstrips, are cited. (RH)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Family Role, Family School Relationship, Home Schooling, One Parent Family, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Conferences, Teacher Role
National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 0277-6, $9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.