ERIC Number: ED335132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Strategies for Involving Parents in Their Children's Education. Fastback 315.
Jones, Linda T.
This publication presents an overview of programs and practices that schools can use for involving parents in the education of their children at home and in school. The first chapter describes programs that demonstrate the ways in which parents can be involved in the education of their children of 1 to 5 years of age. A list of 10 approaches for involving parents in their children's early education is included. The second chapter discusses the topics of: (1) improving communication between home and school; (2) helping parents work with their children at home; (3) involving parents in school activities; (4) developing collaborative planning among parents, students, and teachers; and (5) empowering parents to become decisionmakers in their children's schools. The third chapter provides brief descriptions of parent workshops and activities that schools might want to offer or sponsor. Some are for parents only; others are for parents and children. The fourth chapter describes types of school-parent collaboration that can improve children's behavior, attitudes, and study habits. The concluding chapter offers guidelines for planning a successful parent involvement program. Contains 37 references. (RH)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Guidelines, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Education, Workshops
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth Street and Union Avenue, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($0.90; Phi Delta Kappa members, $0.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.