ERIC Number: ED157035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Developing Channels of Communication.
Gifford, Ida I.
The overall communication network specific to remedial reading frequently is connected by very weak linkages within and between components of the system, namely parent/school, board of education/administration, administration/reading teacher, reading teacher/classroom teacher, and reading teacher/parent. This paper tells how one school built a communication network for more effective articulation of remedial services and brought parents into the network. After presenting and describing the communication model developed by the school, the paper discusses the way in which communication "bridges" were built during three sequential stages that stressed programs to develop children's language and perceptual skills, teacher inservice training, and parent-teacher workshops. Among the topics discussed are ways in which funds for the programs were obtained, the role of the reading teacher and classroom teachers, the use of the reading room as a resource center, enlistment of parental support for children's reading efforts, and topics dealt with in parent-teacher workshops. (GW)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Organizational Communication, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Workshops, Reading Consultants, Reading Instruction, Remedial Reading, School Community Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (23rd, Houston, Texas, May 1-5, 1978)