ERIC Number: ED332861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Briefs for Parents in Ready-to-Copy Form (English Version).
Howley, Craig; Cahape, Patricia
These six briefs summarize what researchers and practitioners have learned on several education-related subjects. They can be used by educators and community organizations in newsletters, handbooks, and school calendars. In "Foreign Languages in America? Gimme a Break!" a case is made for the importance of foreign language instruction for students to be successful in the world. Suggestions for working parents whose children must engage in some "self-care" are given in "Are the Children Home Alone? (Don't Worry, Be Savvy!).""Learning to Read Well: Some Simple Facts" provides statistics about learning to read and suggests experiences that encourage reading. Advising divorced parents, the brief called "Helping Your Children Put Divorce Behind Them" points out that most children of divorced parents can adjust well after a time with adults' help. In "The World According to Science: Think About It" it is explained that science is more than a class in school--it is a special set of beliefs, tools, and habits of mind for considering the real world. The final brief, "I Don't Have Time to Read--Honest!", stresses the importance of encouraging teenagers to continue to read, and to do so with a purpose in mind. All briefs provide information on contacting the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools for more resources. (KS)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Charleston, WV.
Note: For a related document, see ED 329 382.