ERIC Number: ED318281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Parenting Curriculum for Language Minority Parents.
Holt, Grace D.
The curriculum consists of a workbook for language minority parents learning English as a Second Language and parenting skills, and a teaching activities guide for instructors. The guide, developed for both literate and non-literate adults, serves three purposes: (1) as a visual aid for the classroom, with pictures introducing English in situations relevant to parenting; (2) as a record for parents participating in the parenting class, for individual practice between classes; and (3) a guide for the teacher for further work in the parents' primary languages, addressing problems and concerns in parenting. Ideas for primary language instruction are included in the individual lesson plans for each unit, contained in the teaching guide. Curriculum unit topics include: education (school organization, registration, at school, parent-teacher communication, visiting your child's school, student evaluation); parenting (family, sharing feelings, developmental stages, helpful hints for parents, working within schedules, using the public library); nutrition (food groups, common foods in the United States, making wise food choices); math (cardinal and ordinal numbers, money, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division); health (children's health problems, forms of medicine, taking your child's temperature, dental health); safety (traffic and home); and citizenship (interview and naturalization). (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Child Health, Citizenship Education, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Family (Sociological Unit), Illustrations, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Language Skills, Lesson Plans, Library Services, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Nutrition, Parent Education, Parent School Relationship, Safety, School Registration, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Teaching Guides, Visual Aids, Workbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Sacramento. Cross-Cultural Resource Center.