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ERIC Number: ED361676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 126
Abstractor: N/A
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Increasing Literacy by Improving Parent School Relationships.
Weitock, Theresa A.
Designed to increase literacy by improving parent school relationships in an inner city elementary school in the southeastern United States, a practicum provided workshops for 45 teachers as well as parents of approximately 900 students. These teacher workshops were designed to encourage teachers to keep an open line of communication with the parents all through the year and to encourage teachers to contact parents for positive reasons as well as negative ones. Six parent-teacher-child workshops were given to teach parents and children how to work together. Modeling techniques as well as "hands on activities" were all part of the Parent Teachers Association and Parent Outreach Program. Sign-in sheets for parents, teachers, and children were provided and data were collected after each session. Checklists, questionnaires, and surveys developed for the practicum were used. Outcomes of this practicum were very encouraging; all of the objectives were achieved. Findings suggest that teacher workshops designed to help teachers reach out to parents should be an important part of the curriculum. (Thirteen tables of data and three figures are included; 27 references and 13 appendixes, including a parent survey form, outreach material, and workshop agendas are attached.) (Author/NH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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