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>Active encouragement means that the California Teaching Commission (CTC)
>adopted a Standard (1997) for K-12 teacher credential programs which reads:
"Each candidate learns about the full range of ways family-school
partnerships can enhance good teaching and support student learning and
well-being. Each candidate gains an in-depth knowledge of families,
communities and self, and is able to foster respectful and productive
relationships with families in diverse home and community environments."
Each higher ed institution must indicate how that standard is met within
their teacher credential program as CTC approves higher ed programs. My
institution is preparing for a CTC on-site review.
Diana Hiatt-Michael

On Mon, 7 Jun 1999, Diana Hiatt Michael wrote: <snip>
>>  California is actively encouraging teacher ed programs to add a
>> standard on parent involvement. The standard is based on Joyce Epstein's
>> six categories of parent involvement. I included this standard in my course
>> on curriculum development and will promote its inclusion in our reading
>> tutoring program so that our students actively dialogue with the parents of
>> the tutees.
>
>Diana, of what does California's "active encouragement" consist? Pam
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