ERIC Number: ED381495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Imperative Educational Network: Parents, Teachers, and Concerned Individuals. Volume 4. Proceedings of the Imperative Educational Network Conference (Athens, Georgia, 1992).
Tomlinson, Louise M., Ed.
This conference sought to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on how parents, teachers, and other concerned individuals can contribute to strengthening the educational support system, and sought to generate practical information on strategies to improve achievement levels of youth. A conference program prospectus by Louise M. Tomlinson offers a rationale for the conference, describes the conference structure, and notes its intended outcome as a program model to be replicated elsewhere in Georgia. Conference presentations include: "Teachers Facilitating Parent Support: How Does It Begin?" (Theresa M. Bey); "Parent Talk Through the Mail" (Loretta Konecki); "Makin' a Life: Parenting in Families of Color" (Barbara K. Mullins); "Reading Depends on Experiences and Opportunities To Talk about Those Experiences" (Michelle Commeyras); "ABCs of Parenthood" (Evelyn C. Neely); "School Climate: The Empowerment of Parents, Students and Teachers" (Ronald A. Harper); "An Education Prescription for Each Child" (J. Vincent Cook); "UNITE: Understanding Needs: Integrating Team Efforts/Services and Collaborating Agencies and the School" (Carrie Gantt); "Mediating Columbus' Legacy for the Bilingual Hispanic Child: A Parent's Concerns" (Duncan Waite); "Health Issues for Adolescents" (Eric Wilson); "Parental Involvement in Preventing Teen Pregnancy" (Rick Dunn); "Teens and Drugs" (Robyn McDonald); "Court Intervention" (Steven C. Jones); "Addressing the Needs of At-Risk Girls" (Lois Thomas-Wright); "Mirrors and Crystal Balls: How Mentoring Helps Our Children" (Trudy Bradley);"Personal Development through Showing Girls How To Show" (Denise Mitchell); and "Character Development from a Church Perspective" (Andre Grier). Outlines for a task force discussion on home-school partnerships and a task force discussion on community-school networks conclude the proceedings. Some papers contain references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agency Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Mentors, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents as Teachers, Student Development
Imperative Educational Network Conference, UGA Station, P.O. Box 2612, Athens, GA 30602-2612.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
Authoring Institution: Imperative Educational Network Conference, Athens, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia