ERIC Number: ED335433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Miller, Pamela R.; Grayson, Dolores A.
This guide outlines a 5-day program for parents called GESA (Gender/Ethnic Expectations and Student Achievement) that teaches supportive behaviors that develop student self-esteem and school success, and that serves to offset biases that students may encounter. Goals are the following: (1) to address the ways in which parents' expectations and behaviors may influence their child's learning and to develop positive skills that will enhance educational success; (2) to encourage parent involvement in the schools and at home; and (3) to promote cooperation among school, community, and home. Objectives are the following: (1) to review parental influences and expectations on the child's educational participation and achievement; (2) to provide activities for identifying messages that influence perceptions, expectations, and behavior related to gender, race, ethnicity, and culture; and (3) to share information on areas of disparity and positive, supportive behaviors for parents to use with their children. Each session discusses a topic in which disparity often occurs in the classroom or at home. Parents are taught to identify gender/ethnic-sensitive communication behaviors and ways to reduce bias at home. A curriculum rating form and 12 questionnaires are included. The following materials are appended: (1) A 214-item bibliography; (2) a brief program description; (3) a checklist; and (4) four handouts. (FMW)
Descriptors: Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Family Influence, Nondiscriminatory Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Workshops
GrayMill Publications, 2029 352nd Place, Earlham, IA 50072 ($17.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document, see UD 028 169.