ERIC Number: ED335173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
You're a Parent...You're a Teacher Too. Join the Education Team.
Nicolau, Siobhan; Ramos, Carmen Lydia
This booklet is targeted to the parents of Hispanic children to encourage them to become part of an education team. The parents' role is to teach and reinforce at home what children learn in the classroom, and to teach the basic values to protect Hispanic traditions and culture. The teachers' role is to teach in the classroom and build on the youngsters basic skills. The role of the children is to absorb and learn, grow and develop. In addition to taking care of children's health and daily life, parents are the first one responsible for teaching children the basic skills before they enter kindergarten. These basic skills include: familiarity with books and the idea of reading; knowledge of the child's own name, parents' names, and home address and telephone number; ability to tell time, to know the days of the week and the months of the year; an understanding of monetary value and use of money; a knowledge of colors and shapes; and the ability to listen, to follow simple instructions, and to reply to questions. The second responsibility of parents is to reinforce learning at home by monitoring homework, taking the children to the library, encouraging reading, and providing opportunities for children to practice reading, writing, discussing and problem-solving. The third parental responsibility is to be actively involved in the school and to communicate frequently with the child's teachers, counselors, and principal. (ALL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Parent Education, Parent Influence, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Education, School Readiness
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; General Foods Corp., White Plains, NY.
Authoring Institution: Hispanic Policy Development Project, Inc., New York, NY.