ERIC Number: ED399023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Families and Schools: An Essential Partnership.
This document addresses the growing need for families and educators to undertake new partnerships in order to prepare children to become successful learners throughout school. Intended for pre-kindergarten through third grade educators and other school personnel interested in developing effective family involvement strategies, programs, and partnerships, this document is designed to take educators through a self-evaluation process that facilitates understanding about continuing changes in the lives of children and families. The document is divided into four sections: (1) "Family Participation in Education," discussing changing demographics in children and families; (2) "Setting the New Vision," focusing on building family and school partnerships; (3) "Successful Programs and Practices," including criteria for selection and descriptions of 12 programs; and (4) "Resources," including a sample letter to families, sample parent checklist, strategies for soliciting family input, funding resources, tips for communicating with potential funders, sample cover letter, and a list of educational organizations. Contains 61 references. (BGC)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Child Welfare, Coordination, Demography, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Family Involvement, Family Needs, Family Programs, Family School Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Integrated Services, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Young Children
SERVE, 345 South Magnolia Drive, Suite D-23, Tallahassee, FL 32301 (Item #SSFSP, #5).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Greensboro. School of Education.; Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), Tallahassee, FL.