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ERIC Number: ED430919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The National PTA's National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs.
Lockett, Cara
Parent involvement in education, focusing on the National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs is discussed. The standards emphasize the importance of communication between home and school; promoting and supporting parenting skills; the parent's role in student learning; parents as volunteers; parents as full partners in decision making and advocacy; and collaborating with the community. The paper examines each of the standards and focuses on what a successful program should look like. It also outlines a more formal approach to implementing the standards in a school or program. The seven steps are: creating an action team; examining current practice; developing an improvement plan; developing a written parent/family involvement policy; securing support; providing training for project/program staff; and evaluating and revising the plan. Overall, the paper asks schools to value and include parents and families in order to improve education. (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A