ERIC Number: ED416349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Parents' Involvement in Their Children's Education. Tierra de Oportunidad Module 12. LAES: Latino Adult Education Services Project.
Kissam, Ed; Dorsey, Holda
This module, which may be used as the basis for a workshop or as a special topic unit in adult basic education or English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses, addresses how and why parents should become involved in their children's learning. Topics covered include the following: involvement opportunities; identifying the hierarchy of school officials; preparing for parent and teacher conferences; listing activities for parents and children; writing a short story to read with a child; organizing ideas and communicating concerns; identifying resources; and participating in the community. Basic skills addressed include communication skills, thinking skills, personal qualities, using resources, interpersonal skills, using information, and working with systems. The module contains the following: teaching points for the instructor; sample learning activities; a list of 13 resources; a sample lesson plan consisting of objectives, learners and context, room setup, materials needed, tasks to do ahead, media used, and steps for conducting the lesson; readings; role-play materials; and pre- and postassessments. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Family Involvement, Family Relationship, Family School Relationship, Immigrants, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Parent Responsibility, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parents as Teachers
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Youth, Adult and Alternative Educational Services Div.
Authoring Institution: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, City of Industry, CA.; California State Univ. Inst., Long Beach.
Identifiers - Location: California