ERIC Number: ED326901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Involvement in Elementary Language Arts: A Program Model. ERIC Digest.
Initiating an effective and well organized plan for parent involvement in the elementary language arts classroom takes plenty of work--work to achieve it, work and commitment to maintain it. One such program encourages parent participation in the classroom for parents who are able to volunteer their time, but also emphasizes parent participation at home. It is realistic to think that as parents move through the three levels of increasing classroom involvement (monitoring, informing, and participation), the audience of parents narrows. Teachers cannot let this be discouraging. Instead, they must continually remind themselves that the obligation to reach a wider audience of parents remains. When parent involvement reaches the level at which parents are actually involved at school and/or at home, teachers must recognize that it was attained through effective communication in the beginning or at previous levels. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Program Content
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th St., Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Bloomington, IN.