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ERIC Number: ED356034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Parents, Our Silent Partners.
Cairney, Trevor H.
Parents have a vital role to play in their children's literacy education, but too often schools have been the domain of teachers, and have offered opportunities for parental involvement that are little more than token efforts. Parent involvement is important for parents' and their children's learning, and is useful in facilitating changes in schools and teachers that will enable educators to be more responsive to community needs. Some schools adopt a narrow definition of parent involvement which focuses primarily on what parents can do for teachers, rather than what schools can do for families. This paper describes a variety of ways in which teachers can involve and communicate with parents in the following areas: (1) school policies and procedures; (2) curriculum information; (3) classroom information; (4) student feedback; and (5) parental support of their children. Specific strategies discussed include involving parents in the development of literacy policies and procedures within a school by having parent representation on curriculum committees; and providing parents with details on classroom literacy programs and practices by inviting parents to visit the classroom. (Contains 24 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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