ERIC Number: ED331148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Home and School, Partners in Student Success: A Handbook for Principals and Staff.
Crispeels, Janet; And Others
After reviewing the San Diego (California) City Schools Board of Education policy on parent involvement and outlining responsibilities of principals, teachers, and school support staff regarding parent involvement, this document summarizes the benefits of parent involvement for students, parents, and teachers as indicated by related research and describes five types of parent involvement. Emphasizing the principal's role in promoting home-school collaboration, this document lists assumptions that hinder or facilitate such collaboration and offers suggestions for creating a vision of greater parent involvement. Five categories of strategies for implementing home-school partnerships at the elementary, middle, and high school levels are presented, with specific goals, examples, and expected outcomes provided for each. Actions to include or avoid when involving parents are listed, and numerous solutions are described for each of five problems encountered in home-school collaboration. Last, a five-step planning process for developing home-school partnerships is described, and financial support for parent involvement is discussed. Appended is a Home-School Partnership Planner consisting of Vision Worksheets, assessment forms, communication checklists, and a Parent Involvement Component Planning Sheet. (CLA)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Board of Education Policy, Change Strategies, Educational Finance, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents as Teachers, Participative Decision Making, School Responsibility, Teacher Responsibility
Parent Involvement Department, San Diego City Schools, 4100 Normal Street, Room 2109, San Diego, CA 92103 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA. Community Relations and Integration Services Div.
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