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ERIC Number: EJ786676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Characteristics of Parent-Teacher E-Mail Communication
Thompson, Blair
Communication Education, v57 n2 p201-223 Apr 2008
In the past decade, the use of computer-mediated communication such as e-mail has reportedly increased the level of parental involvement and parent-teacher communication at the elementary and secondary level. However, research has not yet examined the characteristics of parent-teacher e-mail communication. Thirty parent and 30 teacher interviews were conducted, resulting in 667 pages of data for interpretive analysis in addition to 341 parent-teacher e-mail messages. Analyses revealed central characteristics that constituted the rather complex parent-teacher e-mail communication process. The findings provide teachers, parents, and students with important information on parent-teacher e-mail exchanges. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A