ERIC Number: ED151469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Conferencing with Inner-City Parents.
Wallbrown, Fred H.
This paper describes a three-stage model for helping teachers to prepare themselves for conferencing with inner city parents. All of the concepts, procedures, and processes involved in the model are applicable to routine conferencing as well as the problem-oriented variety of conferencing toward which the model is focused. The first stage of the model, planning and organization, involves five steps which are concerned with delineating the student's school problems, selecting information which should be presented to parents, and deciding how to go about presenting this information to parents. During the second stage of the model, implementation, the teacher tries to structure the conference to accept the parent's feelings and remain open to any alternatives which they may suggest. The third stage of the model consists of self evaluation. A set of self-evaluation procedures was developed and elaborated in the course of conducting workshops for different groups of teachers. A list of questions has been developed to provide teachers with a frame of reference with which to evaluate both the process and product aspects of their parent conferences. A summary of both the model and the different questions used to help teachers plan, organize, implement, and evaluate their conferencing with inner-city parents is included in the appendix. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the Annual Conference on Urban Education (3rd, Norfolk, Virginia, November 1977)