ERIC Number: ED103112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Kedmah (Parent-Teacher Discussion Groups).
Nir, Nehama; Jick, T.
This report is a description of Israeli experimental parent-teacher discussion groups (KEDMAH) which were developed to promote a closer relationship between parents and their children's kindergarten teachers. Background information on the project describes the ideological basis of such a program, the importance of including parents in their children's education, basic assumptions and goals of the project and preliminary fieldwork. The project focused on getting teachers and parents of disadvantaged children together as equal participants in the children's education. Interviewers obtained pre- and post-group participation reactions from both teachers and parents. Analysis of these reactions is presented both quantitatively and qualitatively. Attitudes studied included those of teachers toward themselves, their profession, their classroom children and the children's parents; and those of the parents toward their children's education and their own feelings of self worth. Generally, the parent-teacher discussion group approach seemed to bridge cultural gaps which had existed between parents and teachers. Portions of transcripts of both interviews and group sessions are included, as well as an outline of topics used in the discussions. (ED)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education and Culture, Jerusalem (Israel).
Authoring Institution: Henrietta Szold Inst., Jerusalem (Israel).; Ruth Bressler Center for Research in Education, Jerusalem (Israel).
Identifiers - Location: Israel