ERIC Number: ED353659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
California Strategic Plan for Parental Involvement in Education: Recommendations for Transforming Schools through Family-Community-School Partnerships.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
The vision for parent involvement presented in this document supports the California State Board of Education's policy initiative on parent involvement. Adopted in January 1989, the initiative includes a policy that encourages school districts and schools to implement long-term, comprehensive programs that build on the strengths of families. The following six types of parent involvement are identified: (1) help parents develop parenting skills; (2) provide parents with knowledge of home-learning techniques; (3) provide access to and coordinate community and support services for children and families; (4) promote clear school/family communication; (5) involve parents in instructional and support roles; and (6) support parents as decision-makers and leaders. Following the mission statement, individual sections discuss each of the home-learning goals of parent involvement programs, present supporting research findings, examine state and local implementation strategies, and list outcomes expected by the year 2000. The program goals include the following: public awareness and support; policy development and program planning; implementation; teacher and administrator training; parent and community training; teacher incentives; early interventions; and accessing resources. Appendices contain a checklist for quality criteria, information on Chapter 16 programs to encourage parent participation, and a list of publications available from the California Department of Education. (Contains 34 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, State Programs, Statewide Planning
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($5 plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California