ERIC Number: ED243576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Building Positive Parent-Teacher Relationships in Kindergarten.
Goodall, Joanne D.
Due to excessive tardiness and absenteeism among kindergarten children enrolled in Glendale Elementary School (Glen Burnie, Maryland) a practicum was designed to provide several avenues of good communication between the kindergarten and the home and to foster good relationships between teachers and parents. Additional goals of the practicum were to increase the number of parent observations in the classroom and to decrease the percentage of unexcused absences. Intervention consisted of home visits, parent/teacher conferences, parent observations in the classroom, teacher-initiated telephone calls when a student was absent, newsletters, and an evening open house. A follow-up survey indicated that parents increased their awareness of the importance of the kindergarten program. Parent observations in the classroom increased to 70 percent of the families. Unexcused absences decreased by a small percentage. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale. Center for the Advancement of Education.
Note: Doctor of Education Practicum Report, Nova University, 1983. Appendices G, J, K, L, and M are illegible. Appendices I and N were omitted prior to submission to ERIC.