ERIC Number: ED337508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
The Fourth R: Responsibility. A Handbook for School Staff: To Promote School-Home Relations and Educational Equity.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Center for National Origin, Race and Sex Equity.
This handbook focuses on parent, student, and staff responsibilities as they relate to the achievement of an excellent and equitable education for all students. Equity should be a major concern of all schools as an approach to teaching that extends through the grades. Responsibilities are listed for school staff members (administrators and teachers); parents; students; and school staff members, parents, and students collectively. Effective school programs contain the following key equity components: (1) equity should permeate the entire 13 years of a student's school experience and the entire curriculum; (2) equity should be a part of all courses offered in schools; (3) instructional styles of teachers and practices of administrators should reflect a concern for equity; (4) staff training in equity is necessary; (5) educational materials must reflect a concern for equity; and (6) frequent review and evaluation should be conducted to ensure that education is preparing students to become responsible and unbiased citizens. A 40-item list of references, a glossary, and a summary of nine Federal non-discrimination laws and court cases are appended. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bias, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Excellence in Education, Family School Relationship, Minority Groups, Parent Responsibility, School Effectiveness, School Personnel, School Responsibility, Student Responsibility, Teacher Responsibility
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Students; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Center for National Origin, Race and Sex Equity.