ERIC Number: ED390556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Improving the Communication Practices of an Elementary School by Establishing a Partnership between Home and School.
Harrison, Ina Sue
This practicum was designed to improve communication practices among teachers and between teachers and parents in an elementary school. An emphasis was placed on utilizing the writing skills of students to link teachers and parents through a communication partnership. The partnership was accomplished through the expansion of the student reading club, leading to the development of a student newspaper, homework projects to encourage home-school interaction, and other activities. The student newspaper was designed to link teachers, parents, and students and provide a source of information about school events and activities for all three groups. Teachers were also encouraged to write and telephone parents to improve communication and parents participation. As a result of the planned interventions, communication among and between teachers, parents, and students increased. School records and surveys indicated that teachers had fewer grievances and parents were more informed about and involved in school activities. Six appendixes provide copies of parent and teacher surveys, reading club contracts, home-school projects, and student writing activities. (Contains 33 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University.