ERIC Number: ED374111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Teachers To Involve Parents: A National Survey of Teacher Education Programs.
Shartrand, Angela; And Others
As recent trends in education reform and research stress the importance of school-home partnerships, teachers will need preparation for working successfully with parents and other family members. This paper examines teacher preparation in parent involvement for early childhood and K-12 teachers. Surveys of state certification requirements and preservice teacher education programs were conducted to describe the content of parent involvement requirements and training opportunities. Findings show that a majority of states do not mention parent involvement in teacher certification requirements. States with requirements often define parent involvement in vague terms. Likewise, most teacher education programs do not offer substantial parent involvement training. Training that exists is often traditional in definition, teaching methods, and delivery. A typology specifying different components of parent involvement training is also presented. Model programs teaching multiple types of parent involvement and utilizing collaboration and other innovative approaches are described. Recommendations for improving teacher preparation in parent involvement are offered. (Contains approximately 60 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Models, National Surveys, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
Publications Department, Harvard Family Research Project, Longfellow Hall, Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.