ERIC Number: ED386281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Whole School Approach to Working with Parents: It Takes a Whole Village To Educate a Child. Guidelines for Schools in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
Noting that an effective partnership between school and home can be one of the most powerful ways of helping children learn, this book provides guidelines for developing a whole school approach to working with parents to governors, parents, teachers, and other staff. Offering a wide range of good practice and practical ideas for developing an appropriate school policy, the guide consists of three parts. The first part deals with creating a policy and covers the following steps: getting started, developing a policy, writing a policy, and putting policy into practice. The second part presents a variety of policy options and strategies such as making first contact, welcoming, listening to and involving parents, fundraising, and the school-community partnership. The third part deals with keeping the policy under review. A summary of parents' rights in education is included. (AP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Fund Raising, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Workshops, Partnerships in Education, Program Design, Program Guides, School Policy
Publications Manager, Education Centre, Queens Road, London, England, E17 8QS, United Kingdom (5.50 British pounds or $8.25 including postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: London Borough of Waltham Forest (England). Education Dept.