ERIC Number: ED355032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
TIPS: Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork. Language Arts and Science/Health. Interactive Homework in the Middle Grades. Manual for Teachers.
Epstein, Joyce L.; And Others
Designed to help teachers promote a teacher-parent partnership process, this manual describes the Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) program in language arts, science, and health. The manual covers the TIPS Interactive Homework Process, focusing on overcoming obstacles, TIPS activities, the process of informing parents, and students' roles. A detailed description about ways to develop, implement, and evaluate a TIPS homework project is provided, and answers to 10 commonly asked questions that teachers and parents ask about TIPS interactive homework, and other types of parent involvement, are given. Appendices include descriptions of sample activities for language arts, science, and health, and a summary of research results on parent involvement. Ordering information for TIPS prototype activities in elementary math and science, and middle school language arts, science, and health, is included. (MM)
Descriptors: Health Education, Homework, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Program Design, Program Implementation, Science Education, Student Evaluation, Student Role, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Center on Families, Communities, Schools and Children's Learning, Johns Hopkins University, 3505 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 ($6).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center on Families, Communities, Schools, and Children's Learning.