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ERIC Number: EJ1098644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-2217
Parent Perceptions of the Efficacy of Electronic School-Home Communication Methods Used by the Faculty and Administration of a Rural High School in Southern Georgia
Parker, Arlie, III; Sparkman, Dana
Journal on School Educational Technology, v4 n2 p40-54 Sep-Nov 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine parent perceptions of the efficacy of the use of three forms of electronic school-home communication used by faculty and staff in a rural high school in southern Georgia--e-mail, PowerSchool, and School Messenger. An anonymous survey instrument containing Likert scale questions, yes/no questions, and open-ended questions was completed by parents of students in the school. Surveys were returned by 354 of the 879 potential participants. Data were analyzed descriptively, and open-ended responses were analyzed qualitatively to identify common themes. Respondents gave overall favorable reviews to School Messenger, but found accessibility to current grades in PowerSchool to be lacking. Participants also indicated that e-mail was effective and appropriate, but cited that teachers in the school rarely used this medium of communication.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia
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