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ERIC Number: EJ919205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Enhancing Home-School Collaboration through Children's Expression
Yuen, Lai Ha
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v19 n1 p147-158 Mar 2011
There is a growing concern within the early childhood education sector to empower parents to support the education of young children. Research has shown the importance of home support in early childhood learning and development. Working within the context of a school improvement project, the researcher responded to parents' concerns towards children's learning and parent-child communication, and conducted a case study of a school-based initiative to engage parents in supporting children's learning. The kindergarten used the child-centered teaching approach, in which children were asked to seek relevant information and materials based on their daily interests and exploration. Children were encouraged to integrate drawing and writing daily newsletters to communicate to their parents what they needed and how their parents could help them. The aims of this article were to study how parents and teachers evaluated the project; their thoughts on home-school collaboration and their children's learning. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A