ERIC Number: EJ677420
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Restructuring Routine Parent-Teacher Conferences: The Family-School Conference Model.
Minke, Kathleen M.; Anderson, Kellie J.
Elementary School Journal, v104 n1 p49-69 Sep 2003
Compared traditional parent-teacher conferences with an alternative collaborative model that includes students (family-school conferences) in a suburban elementary school. Found that teachers and parents valued traditional conferences as opportunities for information exchange, but both groups reported anxiety that may interfere with communication. The family-school conference model was not fully implemented, but the conferences were characterized by increased communication among adults, increased learned about children, and positive conversational style. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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