ERIC Number: ED324118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Communication with Parents of Kindergarten Children Concerning Curriculum and School Activities.
Fiandach, Nancy Jo
A kindergarten teacher implemented a practicum intervention designed to improve teachers' communication with parents of kindergarten children concerning curriculum and school activities. In particular, the intervention aimed to increase parental involvement in spite of the fact that parents were unable to spend time at the school. A computer and selected software programs were used to provide parents with information about topics and activities related to daily classroom objectives. Computer hardware included an Apple IIe and an ImageWriter printer. Software included Appleworks, Print Shop, Print Shop Companion, and Print Shop graphics data disks. Materials and information developed from teachers' weekly team planning sessions were sent home for 8 weeks. Information consisted of a monthly curriculum overview, a calendar, and a list of activities that parents could easily implement at home with little time and few supplies. Evaluation data indicated that parents found the materials useful. Related materials, such as the parent needs survey instrument, the activity calendars, curriculum overview, and a list of parent and child activities, are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Practicum, Nova University.