ERIC Number: ED221289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Involving Parents in Your School--Parents and Teachers Together!
Fuller, Mary Lou
Insights, v15 n2 Oct 1982.
Parent conferencing is a way to dramatically improve home/school relationships. Parent conferences, at their very best, provide the teacher with useful information about individual students. More importantly, however, they create a parent/teacher team atmosphere, with each member contributing his or her knowledge and experience for the benefit of the individual child. Although parent conferences already appear to be valued by educators (most schools have them once or twice a year), it seems that only few teachers have received formal training in the area. Steps necessary for establishing a successful parent contact at the elementary level include pre-conference plans, conference activities, and the post-conference follow-up. (Detailed descriptions of the activities involved in each of these steps are provided, along with a checklist designed to assist the teacher in attaining conference goals.) (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.
Note: Subtitle, "Parent Conferencing: A Way to Make a Difference."