ERIC Number: ED433138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The ABC's of Parent Involvement in Education: Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Success. Second Edition.
National Parents' Day Coalition, Washington, DC.; Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Noting that the most accurate predictor of a student's achievement in school is the extent of the family's involvement and participation in school-related matters, this book presents ideas for helping young children learn and do better in school. The book includes brief articles from educational and parenting experts as well as checklists, pages for notes, surveys and a parent involvement checkup test. Throughout the book are short stories, poems, and essays from parents and parenting professionals. The book is organized into six sections. Section 1 answers common questions about parent involvement, homework, and parent-teacher conferences. Section 2 contains articles for and about fathers' role in their children's education. Section 3 includes tips and activities for the prenatal period to prekindergarten. Section 4 addresses learning readiness, including articles related to children and money, science curiosity, learning science and mathematics in the community, television viewing, and music. Section 5 deals with helping teenagers succeed in school, including planning for college. Section 6 discusses National Parents' Day. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Rearing, Elementary Secondary Education, Fathers, Learning Activities, Learning Readiness, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Education
National Parents' Day Coalition, 1025 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 615, Washington, DC 20036; Tel: 800-624-9120 (Toll Free), 202-530-0849; Fax: 202-887-6109; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ($5.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Parents' Day Coalition, Washington, DC.; Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.