ERIC Number: ED407139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Decision Making. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
RMC Research Corp., Hampton, NH.
This training guide is intended to help Head Start staff and parents build the skills they need to work together on decision-making teams and to help develop ground rules by which the decision-making partnership will operate. The guide develops skills in analyzing the extent to which parents are currently encouraged to participate in the key program and policy decisions which affect their families. Each of the guide's training modules details module outcomes, key concepts, background information, activities, and ideas to extend practice. Module 1 addresses building partnerships and prepares parents and staff for serving on a decision-making team by helping participants become comfortable in the group and understand the particular value that each brings to the decision-making process. Module 2 addresses working toward solutions by familiarizing participants with the steps in decision making, from defining the task to evaluation decisions. Module 3 addresses ongoing partnerships and helps participants look at the level of parental involvement in their own program's decision making. The section on continuing professional development offers strategies that supervisors can use to help staff apply new skills and extend their learning. The resource guide lists print and other resources that staff can use to learn more about the key issues presented in the guide. Contains 1 organizational and 10 print resources.(SD)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents, Participative Decision Making, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Education, Resource Materials, Staff Development, Training Methods, Workshops
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Hampton, NH.