ERIC Number: ED372296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Native American Parents as Teachers of Their Children. Final Report [and] A Four-Part Workshop.
Montana State Univ., Bozeman.
A project was conducted to develop a series of culturally relevant family literacy instructional materials (written and videotaped) that could be used with undereducated Native American parents who desire to increase their own knowledge, skills, ability, and self-confidence in order to become more effective teachers of their own children. The materials were designed to help parents assist their children with reading and mathematics skills and to assist parents to become more effective advocates for their children in school. This packet includes a narrative report of the project, a facilitator's guide for conducting a four-part parent workshop, and originals for handout materials to give parents. The facilitator's guide is organized into eight sections. The first two sections provide an overview of the project and information on how to use the guide. The third section provides tips for working with Native Americans. The following four sections focus on these topics: the important role that parents play as teachers of their children and how they can have a positive impact on their children's academic achievement; the importance of storytelling, book handling skills, gross and fine motor skills, learning basic sounds, and beginning mathematics skills; the importance of helping their children learn how to read; and the importance of parents being advocates for their children when they enter school. The materials for each of these four sections are organized in a series of parent outcomes. Each outcome is followed by one or more points to be made, one or more learning activities for participants, materials needed for the facilitator and for the participants, and resources and references, where appropriate. The next section lists 14 resources (sources for the reference materials noted in the reference sections of each instructional section of the guide). The handouts provided are labeled as to the outcome/point they address. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Literacy, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Influence, Parent Responsibility, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Prereading Experience, Reading Instruction, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman.