ERIC Number: ED236141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Resource Module to Develop Elementary Preservice Teacher Competency in Communicating with Parents and Other Adults.
Harris, Mary McDonnell
This module was developed to offer direction and knowledge of resource support to elementary school teacher educators. It offers suggested objectives and resources that will enable education students and beginning teachers to achieve competence in communication with parents and other adults. The module works from the assumption that preservice and beginning teachers will be most involved with parents who are involved in governance through advisory councils, school site committees, and service on selection or curriculum groups. Focus is on communication with the home, parent-teacher conferencing, and organization of events such as open house. Potential involvement with parent aides and/or volunteeers in the classroom, or for special events, such as field trips is also covered. It is assumed that more experienced teachers and administrators will be involved in governance activities with the community and that inservice education should give continuing attention to this area. Proposed goals and objectives in effective communication are listed along with the suggested program level (foundations, methods, and student teaching) at which they should be initiated. A bibliography of reading resources keyed to specific learning objectives is included. (JD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Behavioral Objectives, Communication Skills, Education Courses, Education Majors, Educational Resources, Elementary School Teachers, Field Trips, Higher Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Based on a paper presented at the Mid-America Mini Clinic of the Association of Teacher Educators (Wichita, KS, October, 1983).