ERIC Number: ED124293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Parent and Teacher Strategies for Working Together.
Yawkey, Thomas Daniels; Silvern, Steven B.
This paper presents basic principles of parent-teacher cooperation in both home-based and school-based programs. It is suggested that interest in parent-teacher involvement has grown as a result of several other developments: a growing national interest in child development and preschool education; a change in attitude toward the value of preschool experience; an increase in the time available to parents for outside activities because of modern time-saving devices in the home; and the women's liberation movement. Interest in working with parents is based on their being the child's first and most important teachers and on the improvement in both parenting and teaching possible through an exchange of information. The necessity of agreement by parents and teachers on developmental factors is stressed. Such factors include the importance of the child's self image, the effect of environment on intelligence, the importance of the environment to learning, and the necessity of matching a learning task to the child's developmental level. The second half of the paper lists specific strategies for parents and teachers working together. A section on home-based interaction includes suggestions to teachers about observation and communication. For school-based programs, ten basic principles are listed that deal with establishing a successful parent volunteer program. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Childhood Education International (Salt Lake City, Utah, April 11-16, 1976)