ERIC Number: ED357839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Working Together: Parents and Staff in Nursery Settings.
Arrowsmith, Judy; And Others
This report presents two case studies that document the efforts of two Scottish nursery schools to foster good home-school relations. The schools involved were Dunsmore Nursery School, which serves 40 students in the morning and 20 in the afternoon and which employs a headteacher, 4 nursery nurses, and a caretaker; and Blairhall Nursery School, a small nursery school for 12 children that is attached to a rural primary school. The case studies profile on-going developments at the schools over time. The aims of the parent-teacher collaboration efforts were the same at both schools. These aims were to: (1) establish the nature and extent of parent-teacher partnership from both parents' and staff members' perspectives; (2) clarify policy on parent-teacher partnerships; (3) examine current recording procedures; (4) identify procedures for monitoring and evaluating initiatives involving parents and staff; (5) identify areas for development from the perspectives of staff and parents; (6) draw up a list of areas to be developed and ideas to be tried; (7) renegotiate the policy statement and the recording and evaluation procedures, if necessary; (8) address the top priority area for development; and (9) record, monitor, and evaluate the development of the top priority area. For each of these aims, the report details activities and outcomes at each school and provides relevant record-keeping forms. (AC)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cooperative Planning, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Needs Assessment, Nursery Schools, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Recordkeeping, Teacher Attitudes
Moray House Publications, Moray House Institute, Cramond Campus, Cramond Road North, Edinburgh, Scotland EH4 6JD (6 pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Heriot-Watt Univ., Edinburgh (Scotland). Moray House Inst. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)