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ERIC Number: ED182734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Emerging Trends in Parent-School Communication.
Seibert, Jane B.; And Others
School and home communication is of increasing interest in an era of concern for educational accountability. A review of research shows that landmark studies of the 1960s concentrated on the educational needs of the disadvantaged child and the influence of the home on school achievement. The current trend is toward attempting to unite the strengths of parents, child, and school in a common effort. Some illustrations of this trend are the holistic approach as exemplified by the PUSH program of Jessie Jackson and the Dade Partners program in Dade County, Florida. Some approaches directly related to skill development and enriched environment for reading are being carried out by the Dallas (Texas) Independent School District, the Chattanooga (Tennessee) Public Schools, and the Hurst-Euless-Bedford (Texas) Independent School District Reading Is Fundamental Programs. A survey of 254 parents of students from grades one to nine in the north Texas area showed that while parents got information from (in order) report cards, telephone calls, notes from the teacher, parent-teacher conferences, and school open house, they rated the effectiveness of communication in the order of: parent-teacher conferences, open house, and report cards and teacher notes. (TJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (29th, San Antonio, TX, November 29-December 1, 1979)