ERIC Number: ED449279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
The Parent, Family, and Community Involvement Guide.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Malden.
This report presents a guide to involving parents, families, and the community in education. It explains that student achievement increases, schools improve, and parent and community involvement thrives when: (1) parents, families, and community members play an integral role in helping students learn at all grade levels; (2) communication between home and school is consistent, two-way, and meaningful; (3) sound parenting practices are promoted and supported; (4) parents, families, and community members are welcome in the school, and their support and assistance are sought; (5) parents and community members contribute to school planning and decision making; (6) community resources are sought to strengthen schools, communities, and families; and (7) personnel training (preservice and inservice) includes courses and workshops on parent, family, and community involvement. (SM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Family School Relationship, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Parent Participation, Participative Decision Making, Preservice Teacher Education, School Community Relationship, Volunteers
Massachusetts Department of Education, 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5023. Tel: 781-338-3000; Web site: http://www.doe.mass.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Malden.