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Parents Are Lifesavers

Parents Are Lifesavers
A Handbook for Parent Involvement in Schools

January 1996 | 120 pages | Corwin
Much of the literature on school reform calls for creating opportunities for parent involvement in new and meaningful ways yet there has been little information on how to accomplish this.

This useful Handbook contains a step-by-step model for parental participation in schools. Carol S Batey has gained national recognition in the United States for her implementation of such programmes. Her book includes sample parent volunteer forms, parent and staff surveys and lists of activities that will allow parents to be involved in the school according to what time and energy they have available.

Richard C Benjamin
My Journey to Parent Involvement
Creating a Climate for Parent Participation
Forming a Volunteer Network
Starting from Scratch

Using Parents' Expertise
Strategies for Successful Parent Involvement
Educators, Parents, and Community Involvement
It Works! It Works! It Works!


“Offers a practical path to new partnerships between schools and parents. Such life-saving partnerships are essential if we are to serve our children and our future.”

From the Foreword by Richard C. Benjamin
Director, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

“Batey’s enthusiasm for involving parents is infectious.”

Everett A. Hanner, Principal
Brick Church Metro Middle School, Nashville, TN

“Batey delivers a concise, fresh look at successful, broad-based community/school collaborations. Every school should have a copy of this important work.”

Claudia Smith, Project Director
Wayne County Partners in Education Foundation and Mentoring Program, Jesup, GA

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