ERIC Number: ED251287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
School-Home Communications: A Resource Book for Improving School-Home Relations.
Presented in this resource notebook are some of the basic ingredients of how to improve communications from school to home, including current research and the best thinking on staff development and inservice training, examples of techniques to foster better home-school relations through better communication, and ways to train school personnel in using those techniques. Following an introductory section, eight sections address the topic beginning with "School and Family: The Essential Connection," followed by "Staff Development: Research and Recommendations,""Guides for Effective Home-School Relations and Communications," and "Especially for Administrators and Policy-Makers." Section 6, "Especially for Teachers and Specialists," has seven subsections addressing what is known about school-family relations, using non-technical language, listening fully, utilizing the telephone and recorded messages, examining the written word and other symbols, developing academic guidance sheets, and holding parent-teacher conferences. Sections 7 and 8, entitled respectively "Especially for Support and Service Personnel" and "Especially for Families," are followed by a ninth section concerning "Evaluation: Formative, Summative, and Points in Between." Readings, exercises, and reference lists accompany the sections. The tenth and final section is comprised of nine appendices including additional references, telephone interviewing questions, a summary of the needs assessment process, handouts, parent-staff-conference questionnaires, and guidelines for conducting Nominal Group Technique meetings. (BRR)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Family School Relationship, Improvement Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Listening Skills, Literature Reviews, Management Development, Needs Assessment, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Questionnaires, Resource Materials, Rural Urban Differences, Specialists, Speech Communication, Telephone Usage Instruction, Workshops, Writing Processes
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers: Appalachia Educational Laboratory WV; Examples
Note: Presented at a workshop sponsored by School-Family Relations Program, Appalachia Educational Laboratory (Charleston, WV, October 15-17, 1984).