ERIC Number: ED378528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
How To Set Up a Community Education Course for Adults Whose Children (or SPOUSES) Have Reading/Spelling Problems. AVKO "Great Idea" Reprint Series No. 611.
This booklet describes the creation of a community education course to provide the one-to-one teacher-student ratio for adults and children who require it to learn to read and spell proficiently. The booklet begins with a discussion of arguments against establishing such a class, including: (1) parents cannot teach their own children; (2) teachers and principals will feel implicit criticism of their work; and (3) children will become confused by being taught one thing in school and another at home. The booklet also discusses steps in initiating the class, committee meeting priorities, advertising as the key to success, how to insure failure of the program, suggestions for maintaining attendance, types of classes, and approaches that have been used successfully. A sample form letter for school principals and a 22-item selected bibliography of books available for parents to help them tutor are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Community Education, Elementary Education, Parents as Teachers, Program Development, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement, Spelling, Tutoring
AVKO Educational Research Foundation, 3084 W. Willard Rd., Clio, MI 48420-7801 ($1; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: AVKO Educational Research Foundation, Clio, MI.