ERIC Number: ED407138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Communicating with Parents. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
RMC Research Corp., Hampton, NH.
This training guide is intended to assist Head Start staff in meeting their communication goals and enhancing their relationships with parents. Each of the guide's modules details module outcomes, key concepts, and background information. Module 1 addresses communication in the Head Start community and is designed to help participants focus on keys to effective communication such as using a positive approach, making sure to speak and write in a way that is clear and understandable, and appealing to the needs and interests of the listener. Module 2 addresses speaking and listening effectively, and builds on the first module by emphasizing another key to effective communication: respect. Module 3 addresses using plain-language writing and teaches participants to review the factors that can make a piece of writing difficult for a reader, and critique written materials for readability. Module 4 addresses planning the communication process, by enabling participants to take a look at their program's communication efforts and to reflect upon effective staff-parent communication, one-on-one communication, and what can be done to strengthen communication. Contains eight resources. (SD)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents, Preschool Education, Resource Materials, Staff Development, Training Methods, Workshops
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Hampton, NH.