ERIC Number: ED143103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Establishing and Assessing Two-Way Communication Between Parents and School.
Lordeman, Ann; And Others
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not a written, two-way home-school feedback program could be established on a regular basis. The study assessed the effectiveness of three feedback procedures for improvement of communication between parents of 600 middle school students involved in a Preparation through Responsive Educational Programs (PREP) project, and teachers of these students. Each grading period, written progress reports were sent to all parents. Parents were given opportunity to react to these reports. Postcard reminders and telephone calls were also used to increase communication. The researchers discovered that the most feasible feedback procedure was an interim report of student progress with a postcard reminder to parents. The researchers concluded that two-way communication between home and school, using simple, easily implemented procedures, is feasible. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Behavioral Research, Silver Spring, MD.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, N.Y., April 4-8, 1977)