ERIC Number: ED338999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Parents as Tutors: Minimizing the Homework Hassle.
Vogler, Daniel E.; Hutchins, David E.
A positive, practical approach to parent tutoring of children is presented in this booklet. Suggestions for how to listen and react to one's child, how to use associations to promote easy learning, and how to reinforce positive behavior and encourage independence are provided. Each chapter sets out a step-by-step system. An easy collaborative method for determining a child's learning and studying style, its strengths and latencies, its priorities and discomforts is described. A description of how to use this understanding to promote motivation is presented. The introduction claims that the actual content of homework assignments is far less important than the attitude with which they are approached, and that it is the development of a love of learning and a strong desire to pursue learning independently is what counts. The nine chapters address "how to": (1) complement the school; (2) actively listen and accurately respond; (3) personalize parent tutoring; (4) promote motivation; (5) use associations; (6) "task out" content; (7) seek goals; (8) reinforce learning; and (9) develop an independent learner. Numbered lists and examples supplement the text. (ABL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Home Study, Homework, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Student Motivation, Tutoring
National Community Education Association, 801 N. Fairfax St., Suite 209, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($6.95 each, quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Community Education Association, Alexandria, VA.
Note: For the Counselor Resource Guide for Training Parent Tutors, see CG 023 821.