ERIC Number: ED321879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
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Identification of Parent-Teacher Conference Techniques That Inexperienced Teachers Need To Develop.
Korn, Jeanne M.
An associate director of an independent preschool and elementary school developed and implemented a practicum intervention designed to improve five inexperienced teachers' ability to conduct parent-teacher conferences. Through self-evaluation, teachers identified skills they needed to improve. Intervention focused on preconference planning strategies, conference techniques, and the process of closing the parent-teacher conference. Over a 10-week period, teachers practiced conference skills in weekly 45-minute, after-school workshops. The skills practiced involved discussion, role playing, problem solving, and record keeping. Teachers also practiced conference techniques with other teachers. As a result, teachers became self-confident and successful in conducting conferences. Twelve appendices provide related materials, such as teacher questionnaires, an initial interview guide, an outline for parent-teacher conferences, and a teacher perception questionnaire. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Educational Specialist Practicum, Nova University.