ERIC Number: ED356037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Sharing Action and Evaluation: Parents and Staff Working Together in Early Education. SCRE Spotlights 37.
Arrowsmith, Judy; And Others
This study explored ways that nursery school staff work with parents, involve parents in evaluation, and improve the nursery experience for both parents and children. The process of assessing parents' and staff's views about all aspects of nursery life, and the use of these views to form the basis of an action plan, are described. The staff and parents of children attending two nursery schools were asked, during discussions or interviews or by means of questionnaires, to describe how parents and staff could work together. Results of the assessment of views were tabulated and discussed with staff. As a result of the study, areas to focus on in developing cooperation between parents and staff were drawn up in the nurseries, and priorities among these areas were debated by staff. Policy statements about cooperation between staff and parents were drafted and discussed in the nurseries. The nurseries invited parents to contribute information about their children's progress at home and in the nursery school, and to comment on nursery activities. (SM)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Foreign Countries, Nursery Schools, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Participative Decision Making, Preschool Education, Recordkeeping, School Policy
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8JR, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)