ERIC Number: ED421269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Lifelong Learning Skills for the Elementary School Child: Tips for Parents. Research You Can Use. Booklet 2.
Decades of research indicate that when parents take an active part in their children's education, it has a positive impact on their children's academic achievement, attitudes toward learning and school, confidence as a learner, and their social behavior. Parents can also help children develop the lifelong learning skills and attitudes they will need in a rapidly changing society. This booklet examines lifelong learning, and provides suggestions for learning activities for parents to engage in with their elementary school-age children. Part 1 of the booklet, "Background Information," defines lifelong learning, explains why it is important, and details the characteristics of a lifelong learner with regard to attitudes, learning skills, and an understanding of their own learning styles. Part 2, "Learning Activities for Parents and Children," provides specific ideas for parents to work directly with their children in the areas of learning styles, development of positive attitudes toward learning, reading, writing, speaking, listening, research and independent learning skills, study skills, learning strategies, and higher-order thinking skills. Part 3 lists resources for parents and gives availability information. Appendices contain essential vocabulary, an assignment organizer, and a list of words commonly used in assignment and test directions. (KB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Experiential Learning, Lifelong Learning, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Resources
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. School Improvement Program.
Note: For Booklets 1 and 3, see PS 026 759 and PS 026 761.