Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Education -- Parent participation -- Iowa; Home and school;
Throughout history, education has been closely linked to the family and the economy. The family was the primary educator of children prior to the establishment of format schools. Because the economy was a subsistence economy, parents taught their children the necessary skills to survive and children were viewed as important contributors to the business of making a living. Each family's livelihood was closely tied to the home and members of the family were building blocks of the society's economic organization. All the activities and training necessary for adulthood took place within the household or in easy distance from it (Coleman, 1987). Because parents taught their children, home and school were thought of as one unit.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Charles R. May
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©1993 Holly Filson-Heath
Filson-Heath, Holly, "A parent involvement program for the parents of elementary students in the Algona Community School District" (1993). Graduate Research Papers. 2313.