ERIC Number: ED358198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Successful Parent Center in an Urban School. ERIC/CUE Digest, Number 90.
The principles and practices of successful parent centers in urban schools are presented so that parents and staff can use them when developing a center. The successful center begins with adoption of a model or philosophy to guide parents and staff. An interactive learning model is suggested as the most workable one, and its principles are summarized as follows: (1) parents have their own place, planning and staffing their own center; (2) everyone learns from everyone else, with children the main attraction of the center; (3) the parent center is essential to the school's operation, taking over the school's business with parents; and (4) the center is accessible and hospitable. A parent center should be a place where parents feel at home and enjoy themselves even as they learn. Activities should combine business and fun. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Interaction, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship, Urban Schools
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Teachers College, Box 40, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.