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NWP Sites Reach Out to Parents

By: Art Peterson
Publication: The Voice, Vol. 2, No. 2
Date: Fall 1997


Vopat writes that "school has changed dramatically since many parents were there." Cooperative learning, response groups, book sharing, and much more may be unfamiliar to parents of kids now in school. Vopat believes that if parents are to support such strategies, they need to understand what these strategies are.

The Parent Project, however, does not talk at parents. Vopat believes the Project's workshops are successful because "we do things instead of talking about them."

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