ERIC Number: ED186957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Communicating in Conferences: Parent-Teacher-Student Interaction.
Friedman, Paul G.
The communication processes involved in parent/teacher or parent/teacher/student conferences are addressed in this booklet. Noting that teachers handle most conferences without difficulty, the booklet concentrates on "problem situations," such as when parents and teachers disagree, when misunderstandings occur, or when a student is not performing well. The six sections of the booklet discuss the theory of the various elements that make for effective conferences. Each section contains suggestions for pertinent activities to help teachers translate theory into practice. The sections follow roughly a chronological order, beginning with an outline of the preconference preparatory phase, proceeding to analyses of the initial interaction and the problem-solving process, continuing with a discussion of possible conflicts during conferences, and concluding with suggestions for alternative formats and postconference follow-up. (FL)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation
Speech Communication Association, 5105 Backlick Rd., Annadale, VA 22003 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.; Speech Communication Association, Annandale, VA.