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ERIC Number: ED543533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1949
Reference Count: 0
Working with Parents: A Handbook. Bulletin, 1948, No. 7
Gabbard, Hazel F.
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
Public education in a democracy represents a partnership between home and school. When parents and teachers cooperate in full measure, home and school provide valuable learning experiences that are continuous, unified, and rich in meaning for all children. Because parents have much to give to the teachers who come in contact with their children, they should be included in making and carrying out plans affecting the child. This bulletin is issued as a contribution toward the wider development of parent participation programs in schools throughout the country. It is designed to call to the attention of superintendents, principals, teachers, prospective teachers, parents, and community leaders the many approaches which may be used to develop this comparatively new field in public education--parent participation. It may also prove helpful for those not actively affiliated with schools, the leaders in community organizations and agencies trying to discover more effective avenues to reach parents. Various methods of group planning and participation of adults are suggested by the practices described herein. The material reviewed in developing this publication has been drawn from reports, publications and correspondence with many State and local workers in parent education, as well as other school staff. A list of sources of materials on child development and parent education is included. (Contains 3 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Child Development, Democracy, Public Education, Parent Participation, Parent Education, Parent School Relationship, Parent Attitudes, Family School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Educational Environment, Student Projects, Group Activities, Leadership, Program Development
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Historical Materials
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, Office of Education (ED)