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ERIC Number: ED388412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Pages: 7
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Strengthening Partnerships by Reaching Out to Families.
Barnett, Marion Fox
Drastic social problems challenge teachers looking to increase parental involvement in schools. Traditional strategies to involve parents, such as inviting parents to meetings and school events, do not promote genuine interaction between home and school. Instead, they separate parents and teachers. Two-way communication between home and school is essential to building successful parent-teacher partnerships. Ways to increase this communication include: (1) informal, social meetings with parents; (2) frequent, positive phone calls; (3) newsletters which elicit parental feedback; and (4) home visits. Two-way communication provides choices to parents as to the times and ways they can be involved in their children's education. (JW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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