ERIC Number: ED380227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Employers, Families, and Education: Promoting Family Involvement in Learning. Building Community Partnerships for Learning.
Galinsky, Ellen; And Others
Intended to highlight the importance of including families and members of the broader community in children's learning, this report discusses the role of businesses and employers in helping partners and family members be more involved in children's learning. The introduction, "Making Family Involvement in Learning a Goal" notes the three major ways that employers are promoting home-school-workplace partnerships: (1) by promoting and instituting programs and policies that encourage employees to get involved in their children's education; (2) by developing and maintaining programs and policies to improve child care and schools in their communities; and (3) by assisting schools and child care centers in the development of programs and policies that promote family involvement. The first part of the report presents articles describing in greater detail the specific efforts of employers in these three areas. The second part of the report presents 16 profiles of employer and labor support for family involvement in learning. A resource list of organizations and programs concludes the report. (AP)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Early Childhood Education, Employed Parents, Employer Employee Relationship, Employer Supported Day Care, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Program Improvement, School Age Day Care, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Policy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Families and Work Inst., New York, NY.