ERIC Number: ED315696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Help at Home for Learning in School.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.
This booklet has been prepared primarily to assist parents as they strive to be active partners with the school in the education of their children. It is designed to provide information and practical suggestions on how this teamwork can be accomplished. The introduction cautions parents that, when noting the characteristics of a particular age group, they should keep in mind that each child is unique, even within his or her own family. It is emphasized that this booklet contains general guidelines for parents and that children grow and develop at individual rates. The guide is divided into five major units: (1) early elementary; (2) middle elementary; (3) later elementary; (4) junior high; and (5) senior high. Each unit contains descriptions of general characteristics and typical behaviors of that age group; what shool is like for the child at that age; and some ways in which parents can actively involve themselves in school activities, thereby learning more about the school and building rapport with the school staff. In addition, a final section is devoted to some issues and strategies important to parents of children of any age. The booklet concludes that the goal of raising a healthy, happy, well-educated child is one shared by educators and parents. Resources for further information are listed. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.