ERIC Number: ED416023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Achieving the Goals: Goal 8--Parental Involvement and Participation.
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, Washington, DC.
In 1994, the U.S. Congress added parental involvement to the National Education Goals. Goal 8 states that by the years 2000, every school will promote partnerships that will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting the social, emotional, and academic growth of children. The fourth in a series that seeks to inform educators and the public of the possibilities for programs and funding that exist outside the Department of Education, this book provides a compendium of educational programs across the federal government, providing a useful tool for seeking funding for activities related to achieving this National Education Goal. Following the introduction, the book provides detailed information about the various parental involvement activities of the Department of Education and the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education. The remainder of the book, which lists specific federal programs that might support parent involvement, is organized by education topics. Topics include at-risk students, bilingual education, drug abuse prevention, gifted and talented, special education, housing, safety, and recreation. The book concludes with a list of useful publications for parents from several federal resources. The appendices list state and local points of contact for various activities. (HTH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Partnerships in Education
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, Washington, DC.