ERIC Number: ED328360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Keeping in Touch: Teachers and Parents in Kindergartens. Studies in Education Series, No. 50.
Based on two studies, this report describes aspects of kindergarten teachers' contact with parents. The first study, which took place in Auckland (New Zealand) in 1983, looked at the way parents are introduced to kindergarten, particularly through home visiting and group pre-entry sessions. The second study was a national study designed to look at a wide range of parent-teacher contact. Sections of the report focus on: (1) the process of establishing relationships between parents and teachers; (2) parent participation; (3) teacher support for parents; (4) training and support for teachers; (5) conclusions; (6) discussion topics, including parent-teacher partnerships, the kindergarten program, parent involvement and education, and teacher-parent support; and (7) suggestions for pre-service and in-service training. Appendix 1 describes the research projects, while appendix 2 lists members of the advisory committees for the studies. Citations number 43. (RH)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship, Foreign Countries, Groups, Home Visits, Inservice Teacher Education, Kindergarten, Orientation, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Role
New Zealand Council for Educational Research Distribution Services, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers: New Zealand; Parent Orientation