ERIC Number: ED402000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Teacher's Manual for Parent and Community Involvement.
Decker, Larry E.; And Others
Providing training for teachers and educators in home-school-community involvement is important for an obvious reason: schools don't operate in a vacuum. To be successful in the primary mission of educating the community's children, educators need to know a great deal about the community and the families from which the children come. The focus of this manual is the crucial role the classroom teacher plays in parent and community involvement efforts. It may be used as a reference, as the basis for a course, or in individual units for topical presentations. After an introductory unit on the social environment and forces that are necessitating educational reform, the text covers: (1) demographics and trends influencing public education; (2) changing attitudes; (3) what the research is saying; (4) a framework for parent involvement; (5) principles for successful programs and strategies for reducing home-school barriers; (6) implementation strategies; (7) building bridges between home and school; and (8) school volunteer programs. Information on the Family Involvement Partnership for Learning and a list of members of the National Coalition for Parent and Community Involvement in Education (NCPIE) are also included. Contains 55 references. (EV)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Volunteers
Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Community Education, Room 260, College of Education, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431; phone: 407-367-3563; fax: 407-367-3613; National Community Education Association, 3929 Old Lee Highway, Suite 91-A, Fairfax, VA 22030; phone: 703-359-8973; fax: 703-359-0972 ($17.95, plus $3 shipping for orders under $25; for rush orders, add $5; discount on orders for 2 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Community Education Association, Alexandria, VA.; Decker (Larry E.) and Associates, Boca Raton, FL.
Note: For Field Review Edition, see ED 388 424.