ERIC Number: ED375945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Improving Parent/Staff Communication through Cooperative Preschool Workshops.
Reazor, Cynthia M. Hall
A practicum was designed to increase the lines of positive and effective communication between parents and teachers in a preschool setting. Poor parent-teacher communication (due to lack of knowledge or experience) was documented. The program sought to improve communication regarding the child's developmental and personal progress. The 8-month program consisted of staff meetings, six cooperative parent-staff workshops, monthly newsletters, and parent participation in school programs. Implementation topics included academic appropriateness, developmental landmarks, discipline, Montessori philosophy, self-esteem, and stress. Evaluation (based on observation, feedback, topic review, and a survey) showed that providing parents and staff a joint educational experience in the form of a workshop increased their knowledge base and enhanced the parent-teacher relationship and communication between home and school. Parents and staff increased their ability to communicate comfortably and effectively about children's issues. (Four appendices contain surveys and topic reviews. Contains 18 references.) (TM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.