ERIC Number: ED414079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Education and Involvement. Report of Governor Ray Romer's Task Force.
Colorado Office of the Governor, Denver.
This report contains the recommendations of Colorado Governor Romer's Task Force on Parent Education and Involvement, a task force comprised of parents, advocates, and professionals charged with discussing the importance of parenting, the state's role in supporting parents, and the best lessons about the outcomes of parent education, support, and involvement. The report begins with an outline of factors contributing to the current emphasis on parenting. The bulk of the report is comprised of a discussion of the task force's recommendations: (1) make parent education, support, and involvement programs a central theme in counties' welfare reform plans; (2) create a new statewide fund for prevention efforts that include parent education, support, and involvement; (3) hold parent education, support, and involvement programs accountable for improved parent and child outcomes by evaluating their impact; (4) ensure that parent education, support, and involvement are central elements in child care programs, schools, churches, youth organizations, health care agencies, and other local, state, and national organizations; (5) establish a permanent state-level body within the executive or legislative branch of state government to coordinate and govern policies and funding of parent education, support, and involvement programs; and (6) launch a media campaign that carries the message that parenting is the most important job a person can have and that community well-being depends on parents doing the best job possible. A set of guiding principles for policymakers is delineated. The report concludes with a list of task force and resource group members. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Government Role, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parents, Policy Formation, Public Policy, State Government
Office of the Governor, First Impressions, 136 State Capitol, Denver, CO 80203; phone: 303-866-2471 (free of charge).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Office of the Governor, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado