ERIC Number: ED404770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Parents and Schools: Working Together.
Sayler, Michael, Ed.
Tempo, v16 n3 Sum 1996
This theme issue of a Texas journal on gifted education focuses on parents and schools working together. Major articles include: "Thinking about the September Challenge" (Donna Enersen), which discusses strategies that parents and teachers can use to work together to ensure the success of gifted students; "Advocating for Appropriate Education for Your Child" (Colleen Elam), which provides suggestions on how parents can evaluate and influence their gifted child's education; "Burning Bridges or Clearing a Path?" (Patsy Symank), in which a mother reflects on working with schools to develop talent in her son; "A Taste of Gifted and Talented for Parents" (Elma Torres), which stresses the importance of communication between school districts and parents and provides steps to planning a mini-conference on gifted education for parents; "What's a Poor Parent To Do?" (Dorothy Kennedy), which focuses on what parents should look for in evaluating their child's education program; "Texas Law and Parent Rights and Responsibilities" (Ann Wink), which summarizes provisions on parent rights in recently passed state education legislation; and "Forging EDGES: Excellence via Partnership" (Cynthia Specia Shade), which describes a partnership between a school and community that has resulted in an expanded gifted and talented elementary education program. Some articles include references. (CR)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Educational Legislation, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Talent
Dr. Michael Sayler, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 13857, Denton, TX 76203-6857; fax: 817-565-2089; telephone: 817-565-4699.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, Austin.
Note: Includes only theme-related materials, extracted from serial issue.