ERIC Number: ED326586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Communicating with Parents.
Chrispeels, Janet; And Others
This guide is designed to help schools and teachers communicate better with parents. Communication is seen as the basic foundation for learning and the means for developing parent involvement programs and building a strong home-school partnership. The guide presents strategies that schools and teachers are using to communicate with parents and suggests ideas and information that parents need to help their children succeed in school. It includes an introductory section on how to use the guide, a home-school partnership planner, and 173 exhibits divided into two main sections. The first section focuses on schoolwide communications and involvement strategies and is designed to assist school site administrators, resource teachers, parent involvement coordinators, and parent leaders. It provides examples of the following categories: (1) partnership pledges; (2) school newsletters; (3) school handbooks; (4) parent surveys and interviews; (5) using the telephone; (6) special meetings; (7) home visits; and (8) communicating through volunteers. The second section is organized to provide ideas on how teachers can improve their working relations with parents. It presents examples of the following categories: (1) introductory and end-of-the-year letters; (2) classroom newsletters; (3) report cards and interim progress reports; (4) homework; (5) home learning activities; (6) parent-teacher conferencing; and (7) telephone reports. (AF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: San Diego County Office of Education, CA.