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- DescriptionEvery parent desires the best education possible for their child. Schools are to provide the best education possible for all children. School districts need parent dialogue t only administrative data to guide the educational process. The student must understand only through active participation will they acquire educational success. Only by working together and engaging in active, productive communication can their scholastic goals be met.
G.R.A.S.P. Education outlines all that is needed to ensure each parent, student, and school grasp their unique character traits to ensure educational success.
There are three sections to the book. The first section introduces the current educational topics each participant, the school district, the parent and the student need to ackwledge and contemplate. Chapter theme such as group work, school uniforms, gratitude, in-school suspension, student rules and more are presented in a relaxed discourse with numerous quotes interwoven.
The second section goes through the traits needed by all participants to make involvement in the public school viable and worthwhile. Through using the word GRASP as an acronym the manuscript outlines the traits for the parent which are G for grown-up, R for restrictive, A for appearance, S for straightforward and P for participate. Then GRASP is used as an acronym for the traits a student should adopt which are G for goal setting, R for respectful, A for approach, S for scholastic minded and P for participate. Then the same for the school as GRASP is used to indicate the traits as G for governance, R for resources, A for administration, S for staff and P for parents. The reader can see all the required traits and how they fit together to focus on the improvement of the student academic performance.
Keeping with the thesis of using an acronym the third section is the plan Get Ready using the word Ready to name five things a child and parent must do daily to ensure the child is ready for the school day. The word Ready in acronym form stands for R is for reading which means each day the parent must ensure the child has read and completed homework and is prepared for the next day's class tasks. The E is for eating as each child must eat a good nutritious breakfast before attending daily classes. A is for appearance because the child must dress as a student representative of the established school dress code requirements. D is for discipline as each student will either be self disciplined or be reminded of the school discipline policies from the authority at the school. Y stands for the 'you' in each student. Following the parental involvement plan as written in G.R.A.S.P. Education, each student will graduate.
James Ingram, the author, joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer in mid-1970s, where he served as a science teacher in Lesotho, Africa. He continued his work in Africa as a Rural Development Consultant, helping communities. He served on various school boards, was a teacher, trainer and curriculum writer for rural development initiatives and Project Manager of training centers. Since returning to the United States Ingram has served for 9 years as a public high school science teacher. He currently lives in Kansas City with his wife of 32 years and has seen their son through his education to adulthood.
- Author(s)James A Ingram
- PublisherJames A. Ingram
- Date of Publication22/03/2011
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJames A. Ingram
- Weight363 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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