ERIC Number: ED302338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Improving Communication with Elementary School Parents through a Targeted Communications Program Involving Classroom Teachers and the Principal.
Richardson, Donald M.
An elementary school principal implemented a practicum to improve school-home communication at a school where administrators believed that a history of poor communication between parents and teachers negatively influenced the school's academic and parent involvement programs. Specific practicum goals were to improve: (1) school-home communication to a level perceived as satisfactory by 70 percent of the parents; and (2) the school-home relationship through the implementation of a targeted written and personal communication program. The program focused on developing processes that would improve school-home communication through written and personal approaches with parents. Results were positive. Related materials, including a parent attitude survey, a school-to-home communication survey, a staff survey on the school-home communication program, a grade-level newsletter information collection form, a teleconference documentation form, and an outline of 10 teacher training sessions. (RH)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Improvement Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Intervention, Organizational Communication, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.