ERIC Number: ED364651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Building School-Family Partnerships for Learning: Workshops for Urban Educators.
Moles, Oliver C., Ed.; D'Angelo, Diane, Ed.
This sourcebook is designed to give urban educators new information and strategies for working with parents of elementary school students through grade 6. Its five workshops explore how family life, school programs, teacher practices, and district policies can help build school-family partnerships for learning. Threaded through these workshops are the key concepts of school and family partnership, home learning activities, home learning environments, and family strengths. Each workshop contains a leader's guide, transparency masters, and a set of handouts to be reproduced for participants. Guidance is provided for a 2-hour version. Workshop topics include: (1) families as learning environments; (2) communications skills and strategies; (3) homework and home learning activities; (4) school programs and practices; and (5) school districts. An appendix presents information on strategies to reach and involve parents, Federal Government programs, different racial and ethnic backgrounds, annotated lists of 18 reading materials and 13 resource organizations, and a participant evaluation form. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Ethnic Groups, Family Life, Family School Relationship, Home Programs, Homework, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Racial Differences, School Districts, Teacher Workshops, Urban Schools, Urban Teaching
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Research.