ERIC Number: ED437445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Parental/Community Involvement: Strategies To Train Parents.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
This skill packet presents strategies for training parents to be involved in their children's education. Section 1 focuses on understanding the relationship between positive self-esteem and academic achievement. Section 2 discusses the purpose of parent-teacher conferences and how to enhance communication. Section 3 focuses on research supporting the role of parents as participating teachers in their children's education and its direct relationship with student achievement. It explains which activities a child should engage in after school to develop skills needed to function successfully in a classroom. The packet's activities are intended to be delivered in brief sessions spread out over several weeks or months. Each activity includes the activity's number and name, the time necessary to complete it, its purpose, the setting for the activity, and the materials needed. Each section provides the necessary handouts and forms, transparencies, and charts. Directions for the trainer are provided on each activity page. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parents as Teachers, Self Esteem
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 301 North Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2825; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.