ERIC Number: ED384960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
How To Involve Parents in a Multicultural School.
This handbook, written by the principal of an urban elementary school that serves a diverse student population in a low socioeconomic area, offers strategies for principals who wish to increase parent involvement in their schools. Chapter 1 presents a brief history of parent involvement in American public schools over the past 60 years. The next three chapters offer suggestions for laying the foundation, conducting a parent school-satisfaction survey, and building trust. The fifth chapter describes strategies for managing communication--for working with the media, students, parents, and staff. Guidelines for linking community agencies to the school and for working with ethnic groups are provided in chapters 6 and 7. Volunteering truthful information to those served by the school is identified as the key to successful parent-school relations. Five figures are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Multicultural Education, Organizational Climate, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Principals, Public Schools, Urban Education
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Stock No. 1-95081).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.