Presentation on theme: "The role of the family has evolved with the incorporation of women into the workplace and other political and economic changes. Woman has gone from being."— Presentation transcript:
The role of the family has evolved with the incorporation of women into the workplace and other political and economic changes. Woman has gone from being the main responsible of children education to delegate part of this task to schools. These changes are fast and deep in our current society, so this increasing complexity demands a new educational view of the family and the school, and requires their commitment to work together on a common project. The family, as the primary education sector, needs to reflect on their educational standards and become aware of their role in the education of their children.
The participation of parents in school life seems to have repercussions such as: Increased self-esteem of children. Improved school performance. Better relationships among fathers / mothers and sons / daughters. More positive attitudes of parents toward school.
How Do We Put It Into Practice? How Do We Put It Into Practice? A new way of approaching education to families seems to be necessary, having in mind that family´s involvement in wider social contexts is required. This requires training of parents through programs. Proposals must be focused towards global interventions from interactive, environmental and community perspectives, including the involvement of social and educative institutions and families.
THE SCHOOL The school is the second most important space in the children´s life. Among its objectives are: Encouraging participation. Promoting cooperation. Fostering collaboration among students. Education cannot be fragmented, and family and school are parallel and complementary entities in this process, so the education will not be successful if there is no consistency and communication between the two areas.
The Parent Association and the School Board may: submit proposals for the development of the Educational Project and the Annual Programme. inform over those aspects of the daily day of the center they see fit. be informed by the School Board about the issues raised in their meetings. To prepare reports, on its own initiative or at the request of the School Board itself.
Parents´ Association has a relevant function in our school. They organize extracurricular activities for parents and children and they suggest curricular activities to teacher in order to be performed in conjunction. Some of the activities carried out by the Parents´Association in the school premises are: - A Chestnut Festival.
- A Christmas Party. - Different School workshops. - A Graduation-Farewell Party for all the students who finish the primary school.
- A Charity Market: by using gifts donated by children and whose profits are donated either to NGOs or are used to improve facilities at the center. - Excursions: To some Museums, to the snow,…
SCHOOLS FOR PARENTS SCHOOLS FOR PARENTS The School for parents is immersed in the school environment. It is an excellent tool to give to parents the information and training they needed. In this sense, schools for parents must be: A meeting place to exchange experiences and think about. A mean to purge acquired bad habits in parents (through self-education). A tool for improving the quality of education in the family. It requires a systematic assistance and programming.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO INVOLVE PARENTS IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES? WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO INVOLVE PARENTS IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES? SHARING GOALS AND INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Meeting with the relatives. Posters, Bulletin Board, information panels. Other written information: letters, circulars, emails. Newspaper. Web page.
EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE STUDENTS Short meetings at the entrance and exit of the school. Works performed by the students, inside or outside of the classroom. Briefing notes concerning children. Questionnaires. Individual reports. Interviews.
Attending meetings:There is one at the beginning of the academic year, and there are some other convened by the Mentors along the academic year. There are two types of Meetings: Individual Meetings: carried out during the adaptation term (period directed to achieve that students who attend the school for the first time get used to the school dynamics), and other interviews done over the course to discuss how your child particularly is evolving. Collective Meetings: to talk about general aspects affecting the students (class achievements and evolution of the alumni in general…..)
Attending school events that take place in the School premises: Carnival and Christmas celebrations, End-of-year party, exhibitions, theaters... Being informed about what the school offers (workshops or briefings on topics of interest to the education of their children). Attending to the Parents´ Association meetings. Collaborating in activities that are scheduled by the center: making costumes, Christmas cards, to participate in the current Comenius Project...
INVOLVEMENT IN ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE SCHOOL RELATED TO THE CLASS Involvement of the parents in a particular activity. Supporting the learning process: In tasksthat complement, deepen orentrenchthe topics treated in the classroom, visiting exhibitions, etc… Sharing moments (gatherings among families in the classroom). Classroom support at certain times. Supply of materials for the classroom and center.
Providing material in order to work on some projects. Developing materials. Designing a traveling book. Personal agenda. Attending classes to share any experiences or talk about their children.
LEARNING IS BUILT BY ALL, IN A GOOD WEATHER WHICH IS CIRCULAR AND ENDLESS