ERIC Number: ED443534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Louisiana Parent Partnering Model: Connecting Learning & Earning for Our Children's Future.
Louisiana Parent Teacher Association, Baton Rouge.
Noting that parents have a responsibility to help their children prepare for a career, this handbook is designed as a practical resource for parents in Louisiana looking for assistance in helping their children choose and prepare for a career. The handbook presents a parent partnering model connecting learning and earning that focuses on parents' efforts, their relationship to their child's teacher, school, and the community. Also described are actions parents can take to raise a work-ready child or teen, including modeling joy in work and learning, requiring chores, and developing an economic sense. The handbook delineates ways parents can work effectively with teachers and schools, including monitoring homework, developing a portfolio for their child, supporting school change, and advocating PTA involvement. Strategies outlined for parents to strengthen community participation in the career development process include recruiting employers for internships, pushing for expanded post-secondary educational options, and volunteering as a mentor or tutor. The handbook presents SCANS skills, comprised of five competencies and a 3-part foundation of skills and personal qualities needed for solid job performance. Also described is the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 requiring teachers to expose sixth through eighth graders to career options. In addition, the handbook contains: a self-evaluation checklist for parents regarding their efforts in career preparation; homework tips; suggested activities for elementary and middle or high school students; suggestions for helping their child get a job; and ten things that teachers wish parents would do related to career education. The handbook concludes with contact information for school-to-work partnerships in Louisiana. (KB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana Parent Teacher Association, Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994