GESA for Parents
According to the research, at least 20% of learning outcomes are determined by the interaction between home variables and school. This program helps parents and other adults understand how their expectations, perceptions, and home practices impact the self esteem and school success of their child/ren. What we learn here can help us take full advantage of the influence we have as adults.
In addition, parents are made aware of the areas of disparity that persist in the classroom, and are given positive behaviors to offset any deficit due to biases their child/ren may encounter. Parents are given information and support, they are encouraged to interact in a positive way with the schools to enhance achievement for all students.
1. To address the ways in which a parent's expectations and behaviors may influence their child's learning and to develop positive skills that will enhance educational success.
2. To encourage parent involvement in the schools and at home.
3. To promote cooperation between school, community, and home.
1. To review parental influences and expectations on the child's educational participation and achievement.
2. To provide activities for identifying messages that influence perceptions, expectations and behaviors especially those related to gender, race, ethnicity and culture.
3. To share information on areas of disparity and positive, supportive behaviors for parents to use with their children.
Format: Combined lecture, small group and partner activities and group discussion.
Length: 1-2 hour Overview/Awareness workshop; 2-3 hour parent awareness workshop; 4-6 hour parent/leadership workshop.
Carol Blunt-White and Pat Blunt-McKeithan are the primary presenters for this program. They are located in Schenectady, NY. To contact them directly call (518) 779-1360 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Blunt-White, CBW Associates