ERIC Number: ED414072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Families, Communities, Schools--Learning Together, Fall 1997. Bulletin 98122.
Landsverk, Ruth Anne
The Families in Education Program of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has existed since 1987 to increase awareness of the need for schools to involve parents as partners in the education of their children. This parents' and teachers' guide presents ways that the theme for American Education Week, "Teaching Children To Think and Dream!" can be implemented. Articles from this issue contain information on the following topics: (1) using activities from the American Education Week; (2) how principals can gain community support for schools; (3) how several school districts used Goals 2000 seed grants to promote family-community-school partnerships; (4) ways to strengthen family-teacher relationships; (5) students' attitudes toward and suggestions for schools; (6) family mealtime conversation starters; (7) family television viewing; (8) ways to positively influence children's development; (9) activities of the "Wisconsin Reads!" program; (10) redefining family involvement; and (11) ways to improve school-family-community partnerships in the middle grades. Also included are lists of things teachers wish parents would do and things parents wish teachers would do, family-fun web sites, guidelines for fair family discussions, guidelines for raising teenagers, and a checklist for helping children with homework. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Homework, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parenting Skills, Parents as Teachers, Partnerships in Education, School Attitudes, School Community Relationship, Student Attitudes, Television Viewing, World Wide Web
Families in Education Program, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841; phone: 800-441-4563.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000