ERIC Number: ED404703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Welcoming Parents at Your School: Strategies That Work. Special Report.
Tomlinson, Susan G.
Noting that educators agree that involving parents in their children's education improves students' school performance, this paper offers strategies that teachers, schools, and districts can use to help parents feel welcome as partners in their children's education. The strategies discussed in the paper are for educators to: communicate frequently with parents; engage in 2-way communication with parents; provide a variety of activities for parents; meet with parents on their own turf; overcome barriers to parent participation; set up a parent or family resource center; establish the position of family or parent involvement coordinator; provide training for parents; provide training to staff on working with parents; support staff in efforts to involve parents; and develop a sense of community. (RS)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Resource Centers, Staff Development
ERIC/EDINFO Press, Indiana University, P.O. Box 5953, Bloomington, IN 47407 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.