ERIC Number: ED326925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Involving At-Risk Families in Their Children's Education. ERIC Digest Series Number EA 58.
Liontos, Lynn Balster
The children who have generally been termed "at-risk" are usually poor and often from other cultural backgrounds. Schools need to find ways to reach and involve at-risk families with their children's education. Steps include collaboration with other community agencies, helping parents identify what they are capable of doing, and respecting cultural differences. Guidelines, based on successful projects, include being and flexible, using strong personal outreach, holding the first activity away from school, preparing staff with inservice workshops, providing child care and transportation, and keeping up the effort. (10 references) (MLF)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Problems, High Risk Students, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Poverty, School Community Relationship, Social Services
Publication Sales, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($2.50 postage and handling).
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 Educational Management, Eugene, OR.