ERIC Number: ED407169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Families and Education: An Educator's Resource for Family Involvement. (Revised Edition).
App, Marie, Comp.; Grinde, Jane, Comp.
This handbook for educators offers guidance on ways to understand families, family-teacher communication, the process of reinforcing classwork at home, caring for the whole child, and selected resources. Chapter 1 discusses the climate for family involvement, different perceptions of teachers and families, what families want to know, today's diverse families, and what to do when families do not participate. Chapter 2 provides information on home-school communication, family involvement, family-school communication, parent-teacher conferences, family workshops, family centers in schools, and starting a volunteer program. Chapter 3 provides suggestions for families on parenting, study skills and homework, helping their children learn, and television viewing, in the form of 14 items that teachers and administrators can reproduce and distribute to parents. Chapter 4 discusses family communication, stress, discipline, parenting styles, self-esteem, and issues related to adolescent development and education. Chapter 5 lists selected organizations and programs, diagrams family-community partnerships with the schools, and provides a checklist for schools on family-community partnerships. (DR)
Descriptors: Child Development, Communication Skills, Discipline, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Communication, Family School Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Guidelines, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parenting Skills, Parents, Parents as Teachers, Resource Materials, Secondary School Teachers
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179; phone: 800-243-8782 (Bulletin No. 91406).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Note: For 1991 Bulletin, see ED 330 489.