ERIC Number: ED208466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Simformation 6: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Cooper, Russell J.; And Others
The parent-teacher conference is widely endorsed as an effective method of reporting pupil progress. They are particularly valuable because the conferences provide an opportunity for two-way communication about students. The understanding gained in a conference can help the school and home work together to bring out the maximum in a student. Recently, people have realized that the parent-conference is also a great tool for improving school-community relations. This paper provides administrators and teachers with specific recommendations for improving parent-teacher conferences. Included are suggestions for planning, conducting, and evaluating conferences, as well as for conducting a simulation to give teachers practice in dealing with various kinds of parent behavior. The simulation is designed to foster awareness both of the impact of predominant teacher interaction styles on parents and of the parent styles that can be difficult to deal with. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.