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ERIC Number: ED407633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 14
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Responsive Systems Consultation: A Model for Conjoint Consultation Preliminary Results.
Prasad-Gaur, Archna; And Others
Responsive Systems Consultation (RSC) is an approach for enhancing children's developmental outcomes and involves a psychological or educational consultant working jointly with a child's parents and teachers. The impact of the RSC on parent and teacher consultees' attitudes toward home-school collaboration and their evaluation of the consultation process were examined in this study. The study was conducted in three public elementary schools (grades K-5), two middle schools (grades 6-8) and one private elementary school (grades K-3). The participants for this study were 38 middle-class parents and 43 teachers. The data were collected over a two-year period. The results indicate a positive impact of RSC on consultees' attitudes towards home-school collaboration and an improvement in the parent-teacher relationship as reported by parents. Statistically significant differences were not observed for teachers' reports of their relationships with parents. The consultation process was rated favorably by both parent and teacher consultees. Regarding the impact of consultation on the presenting concern, 35% of all consultees reported considerable improvement and 57% reported some improvement. Overall, results indicate that RSC is a promising model for improving children's adjustment and improving parents' attitudes toward the parent-teacher relationship. Contains 12 references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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