ERIC Number: ED342745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
"Parent Talk": Helping Families Relate to Schools and Facilitate Children's Learning.
Konecki, Loretta R.
PARENT TALK is a newsletter distributed to approximately 10,000 recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children in Grand Rapids, Michigan, along with their assistance checks. The newsletter is designed to help parents relate to schools in order to facilitate and promote their children's success. Five topics are discussed: (1) what PARENT TALK is; (2) how PARENT TALK originated; (3) the theoretical background and its importance as related to teacher education; (4) preliminary results of a survey that indicate how PARENT TALK recipients feel about it; and (5) future directions for PARENT TALK. A figure shows representative samples from PARENT TALK dealing with parent-teacher conferences and how to get the most from them; listening skills and ways to encourage good listening habits; and discipline tips. Although the long-term continuation of the project is unknown, response data from recipients indicate that PARENT TALK is a useful tool which has helped link parents and educators for the benefit of children. Four appendices include a PARENT TALK survey, PARENT TALK Issue Topics, a PARENT TALK order form; and a questionnaire to schools and agencies. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children