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ERIC Number: EJ794819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
Communicating with Parents: Strategies for Teachers
Graham-Clay, Susan
School Community Journal, v16 n1 p117-129 Spr-Sum 2005
Teachers strive to establish partnerships with parents to support student learning. Strong communication is fundamental to this partnership and to building a sense of community between home and school. In these changing times, teachers must continue to develop and expand their skills in order to maximize effective communication with parents. This article presents a range of communication opportunities available to teachers, including the emerging use of technology. Some of these practical suggestions may seem very basic to those already actively promoting parental involvement, but unfortunately, many teachers have not been trained in nor are they practicing proactive communication with parents. Barriers to effective communication are considered in conjunction with potential solutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED557977