ERIC Number: ED285651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Parent-Teacher Conference: Developing Curriculum in the Home.
Mild, Robert E., Jr.; West, Richard L.
The parent-teacher conference offers an opportunity to improve communication between home and school. In addition, it is an ideal time for discussing how the home environment can compliment and reinforce the work accomplished at school. Thus, when parents ask what they can do at home to help, the teacher can respond with specific suggestions for extending the learning process. Suggestions can include ideas to encourage children to (1) listen, (2) read, (3) participate in activities outside the classroom, (4) ask questions, (5) develop an interest in current events, (6) instruct others, (7) take notes, and (8) communicate with parents about what is happening at school on a daily basis. Parental involvement in the learning process is necessary to meet the needs of the child, and communication between home and school should be an ongoing process. (PCB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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