ERIC Number: ED453902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Partners: Workshops to Foster School/Home/Family Partnerships. A Guide to Presenting Parent Education Workshops.
Noting that the growing concern among parents about the quality of their children's elementary science and mathematics education--reinforced by media reports on various educational controversies--contributes to a lack of understanding between teachers and parents, this book provides three parent education workshops designed to bridge the gap. The focus of the workshops is on sharing recent research and its implications for parents and caregivers, explaining the rationale for reforms in elementary science and mathematics education, and explaining approaches to testing and assessment of children's progress in these subjects. The book's introduction discusses the pressing need for parent education, outlines parents' views toward parent education, and describes how most effectively to use the workshop materials. The workshops are: (1) "How Parents Make a Difference"; (2) "How Students Learn Best"; and (3) "Testing: Knowing What Your Child Knows." Each workshop contains the following: (1) overview of workshop; (2) time frame; (3) materials list for the presenter and participants; (4) steps to prepare for and conduct the workshop; (5) workshop activities; (6) follow-up activities; (7) overhead masters; (8) take-home handouts; (9) research references; and (10) engaging messages summarizing research findings presented in the workshop. (KB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Family School Relationship, Learning Strategies, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Student Evaluation, Workshops
University of California, Berkeley, GEMS, Lawrence Hall of Science #5200, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200; Tel: 510-642-7771; Fax: 510-643-0309; Web site: http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/GEMS; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ($21).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.
Note: Produced with Lynn Barakos and Lincoln Bergman.