ERIC Number: ED436022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Recipe for Success: An Updated Parents' Guide to Improving Colorado Schools and Student Achievement. Second Edition.
Taher, Bonnie; Durr, Pamela
This guide describes ways that parents can help improve student achievement and school quality. It answers such questions as how to choose the right early-education opportunity for a preschooler, how to make sure a 5-year-old is ready for school, how to help a daughter do well in school, how to work with a daughter's or son's teachers, how to help a preteen develop strong values and character, how to help a teenager resist negative peer pressure, and how to be a strong role model for children. The guide discusses the need for parents to be engaged in their children's education and suggests four key roles for parents: create a home environment that promotes learning; provide extra services and support to students; work to make the system more responsive to all families; and serve on school committees and actively participate in efforts to improve school quality. The text also provides tips for helping children to become readers, grouping these suggestions by the age of the children. It discusses ways to motivate children to learn mathematics, such as using math to solve everyday problems, and offers suggestions for making schools safe so that all children can learn in a nonthreatening culture. (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
Partnerships/Goals 2000, Colorado Department of Education, 201 East Colfax Avenue, Room 501, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-866-6739. For full text:
. Spanish version available at .
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado Education Goals Panel, Denver.; Denver Public Schools, CO.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado