ERIC Number: ED387245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Parent Involvement in Education: A Resource for Parents, Educators, and Communities.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
This booklet is designed to help parents, educators, and communities facilitate parent and family involvement in the education of their children. Eight chapters provide: (1) a discussion of the basics of parent involvement, including the benefits of parent involvement, elements common to successful parent involvement programs, and types of parent involvement; (2) strategies for obtaining parents' points of view, assessing parents' needs, establishing parent advisory committees; (3) strategies for initiating and improving two-way communication between home and school, including positive phone calls, automatic telephone answering or message machines, and home visits; (4) ways to involve parents in the life of the school, including motivating parents to participate, social events, and volunteer programs; (5) suggestions for increasing parent involvement at the preschool level, including new developments in parent involvement and the family support model for parent involvement; (6) joint home-school learning activities, including homework and home learning activities, how parents can help with homework, and homework and home learning resources; (7) parent education activities and workshops, including topics for parent education activities and parent workshop speakers; and (8) a list of 39 organizations providing parent and family involvement resources. Appendix A contains a parent survey. Each chapter contains a list of references. (MDM)
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, National Organizations, Parent Attitudes, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Workshops, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Education, Program Development, Teaching Methods, Volunteers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.