ERIC Number: ED321896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Parent-Teacher Communication. A Handbook for Teachers and Parents. Parent Participation for Effective Schools.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Several strategies for improving communication between parents and teachers are explored in this handbook. Section I provides background information on parent-teacher communication. Recommendations to teachers for enhancing parent involvement in education are provided. Section II describes communication strategies for use in parent-teacher conferences. Types of communication, home-school communications assessment, and oral and written communications are covered. Section III deals extensively with conferences involving parents and teachers in terms of types of parent-teacher conferences, role playing situations, the process of dealing with problematic situations, and the processes of preparing, conducting, following up, and evaluating the conference. Examples of notes, telephone contacts, letters, and meetings are included. Appendices provide suggestions for ways to reach the hard-to-reach parent, references, a bibliography, and lists of materials available from the Home and School Institute and the National Committee for Citizens in Education. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Note: For related documents, see PS 018 966-969.