ERIC Number: ED422124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Hello Parents, Where Are You? A Teachers' Call for Involvement.
Lauderdale, Katherine Lynn, Ed.; Bonilla, Carlos A.
For many years, efforts to improve public schools centered on increased funding, teacher training, tougher curriculum (fewer electives, more math and science), and stiffer graduation requirements. But, from all of these attempts at reform, a basic concept became clear to the nation's educators: major reform of the public schools will not occur unless parents are made an integral part of the system. This primer was written to answer the question of how to bring about parents' involvement in their children's education. Each chapter, written by different contributors, covers a particular aspect of parental involvement in education. Chapters are: (1) "Environments that Affect Parental Involvement" (Mark Elin); (2) "Parental Involvement in Education: A Simple Primer" (Carlos A. Bonilla); (3) "Hello Parents. . . Where Are You? The Teachers' Perspective" (Steve Sue); (4) "Can You Help Save a Child? At-Risk Youth and Parental Involvement" (Michael Ann Leary); (5) "How Much Is a Child Worth? Parental Involvement in Public and Private Education" (Bradford Spacek); (6) "What about the Children? Public vs. Catholic Education" (Bradford Spacek); (7) "Trickle Down Involvement: An Overview of Federal, State and Local Parental Involvement Efforts" (Marc Elin); (8) "Bridging the Gap" (Sandy Campos, Hedda Dillon, Kimberly Hearn, and Patricia Kelly); and (9) "Effective Home and School Environments" (Marc Elin). Each chapter contains references. (EV)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, High Risk Students, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Private Education, Public Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
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