Parent Involvement

  • 03 January, 2012

A friend of mine, Alfred Tatum, and some of our graduate students at the University of Illinois at Chicago developed a guide to encourage parent involvement in their children's learning (supported by Tavis Smiley). They gave me permission to post a copy of it for your use on my blog. One of the best parts of this guide is that it supports parent involvement not just in the early grades, but through high school. That is absolutely correct! Parents can play a specific and direct role in their children's learning. I hope you find it useful.


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Sam Jul 01, 2017 10:20 PM


This is such a great resource. Thank you for sharing it!

Parent education is the one aspect of my work that I really struggle with. I'm a reading specialist/curriculum coordinator in an NPS and I find that parents either don't do enough at home, do so much that they're doing nothing but drill their child on literacy skills, or give so much "help" that none of the work is actually the child's. This offers really clear, appropriate strategies for parents to use with their children at home. Thanks again!

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