ERIC Number: ED317287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-19
Reference Count: N/A
A Rural Teacher-Parent Partnership To Enhance School Success.
Swick, Kevin J.
A partnership between the College of Education of the University of South Carolina, the Salkehatchie Consortium of schools, International Business Machines, and families and schools in Allendale, South Carolina, and Estill, Denmark was formed in an effort to implement a project designed to enhance the school success of at-risk elementary school students. Goals of the project were to: (1) increase the language, mathematics, expressive communication, and social responsibility skills of young at-risk children by strengthening the school curriculum; (2) develop a systematic approach to extending the key concepts curriculum into the home; and (3) implement the curriculum in school and home in ways that would increase children's school success and parents' self-confidence, improve parent-child relationships, and strengthen teachers' roles as classroom leaders and facilitators between school and home. Indications of the project's success can be seen in the areas of training, curriculum development, home-school involvement, innovative uses of computer technolgy, and collaboration between university, school, and community. The long-term goal of the Teacher-Parent Partnership Project is to create a system by means of which schools can introduce the concept of "school-family learning practices" at the beginning of the child's educational experience. (RH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College School Cooperation, Community Involvement, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Family School Relationship, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Intervention, Parent Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Rural Areas, School Involvement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark; South Carolina