ERIC Number: ED421270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Lifelong Learning Skills for the Middle/Junior High School Student: Tips for Parents. Research You Can Use. Booklet 3.
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 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 middle- or junior high school 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 young adolescents 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 includes availability information. Appendices contain essential vocabulary, an assignment organizer, and a list of words commonly used in assignment and test directions. (KB)
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Elementary School Students, Experiential Learning, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Lifelong Learning, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student 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 2, see PS 026 759-760.