ERIC Number: ED436294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Parents: Partners in Education. Parents as Partners Series.
Amundson, Kristen J.
Even after children enter school, parents continue to be the most important adult influence on their lives. This booklet, directed to parents, contains more than 40 ways that parents can work with their child's school to support their child's learning. The suggestions are organized in several sections: (1) "Parent Involvement: The 3 V's," visibility, volunteering, and voting; (2) "Partners in Your Children's Education"; (3) "More Basic than the Basics," delineating the basic skills parents teach their children, including self-confidence, a willingness to work, discipline, good nutrition, and good health; (4) "The Three R's," suggestions for encouraging reading, writing, and arithmetic skills; (5) "Beyond the Three R's," suggestions for enhancing children's education in the arts, social studies, science, and physical education; (6) "Helping Your Child Make the Most of Homework"; and (7) "Using Technology To Turn on Learning," focusing on television and the Internet. The booklet notes that it is most important of all that parents enjoy their children and let them know every day how special they are. (Contains 23 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Homework, Internet, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents, Parents as Teachers, Television Viewing
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
Note: For other publications in the Parents as Partners series, see PS 028 145-148.