ERIC Number: EJ915237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
The Parents' Academy: A Program for Supporting Caregivers in Fostering Literacy Skills
Jay, Annemarie B.; Korin, Dana R.
Metropolitan Universities, v20 n3 p34-46 May 2010
This article describes a program for supporting parents and caregivers of K-4 students at an urban university's charter school. To create this program, university faculty and school administrators developed a series of workshops to foster school-home literacy connections. Information about surveys, meetings and program implementation are provided in a grounded theoretical framework. An emphasis is given to parents' role construction and self-efficacy related to their involvement in the education of their children.
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Urban Universities, Self Efficacy, Caregivers, Program Implementation, Charter Schools, Literacy Education, Parent Education, Elementary School Students, Parents as Teachers, College School Cooperation, Workshops, Surveys, Parent Role, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 815 West Michigan Street UC 3140E, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5164. Tel: 317-274-5036; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://muj.uc.iupui.edu/index.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A