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ERIC Number: ED456529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Feb-16
Pages: 115
Abstractor: N/A
Soliciting Support for the American Public School: A Guide To Inform Administration and Educate Parents.
Nelson, Jeannette; Karr-Kidwell, PJ
While teachers, administrators, and their schools are constantly being bombarded with demands for excellence, little attention has been paid to the role of parents to achieve high levels of learning with their children. An area of concern is the modeling parents can provide by placing high value on learning. Parents must become knowledgeable about and involved in current educational practices. School employees must find areas where parents can be directly involved in the schools, uniting them in a common cause such as improving school safety or tutoring below-level readers. They must help in educating parents as to the necessity of staying involved with their child's school through high school graduation. The purpose of this paper is to develop a literary review and a guide for parents outlining how they can support public schools. The guide offers suggestions for communicating with school personnel, providing resources to the school, and learning about school programs, standardized testing laws, and procedures. It also offers information regarding current instructional methods employed by teachers and the rationale for the methods. Appendices A and B contain a brief PowerPoint presentation offering guidelines to administrators for obtaining parent support. (RT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A