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Richards, Joey – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the involvement level of parents and reveal whether principal-generated YouTube videos for regular communication would enhance levels of parental involvement at one North Texas Christian Middle School (pseudonym). The following questions guided this study: 1. What is the beginning level of parental…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Educational Technology, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
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Boyer, Wanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This phenomenological research investigated what fifteen preschool educators have come to know about children's self-regulation and emotion regulation development, and how we can better enable them to communicate with parents about their children's development. The data sources included over 100 pages of transcripts, field notes and journal…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Focus Groups, Phenomenology, Preschool Education
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Merga, Margaret K.; Mat Roni, Saiyidi – Reading Teacher, 2018
Enjoyment of reading books is related to reading proficiency, and fostering students' enjoyment of reading is imperative to support continued reading engagement. However, not all students understand that reading is important, and not all students are regularly engaged in recreational reading. Children typically read for pleasure less often as they…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Reading Instruction, Reading Attitudes
Grove, Kathleen F. – Educational Leadership, 2015
Drawing on her experiences as a school leader addressing groups of (sometimes skeptical) teachers, colleagues, and parents, Grove describes how she used storytelling to engage, inspire, and convince listeners. She gives examples of five things telling well-chosen anecdotes will help you do when communicating with educators and families: (1)…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies, Leadership Effectiveness
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Huntsinger, Carol S.; Jose, Paul E. – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2009
Three types of parent involvement--communicating, volunteering at school, and learning at home--were explored in two cultures within the United States. Immigrant Chinese parents and European American parents of young children reflect their different traditions in the ways they involve themselves in their child's academic life. European American…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Chinese Americans
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Koh, Myung-Sook; Shin, Sunwoo; Reeves, Kay C. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate attitudes and perspectives of Korean immigrant parents in rearing and educating their children in the United States. One hundred nineteen Korean parents from three cities in the United States were surveyed using the Korean Parent Questionnaire. The responses of the questionnaire were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Korean
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Kumar, Rashmi – Educational Horizons, 2010
Challenged by parents' misconceptions about the role of cooperative learning activities in developing their gifted children, a teacher began to mentor the parents. The act of mentoring those parents resulted in the teacher's longer-term professional development: specifically, creating a process of seeking structured feedback from parents and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Gifted, Parent School Relationship, Educational Change
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Burke, Meghan M.; Chan, Neilson; Neece, Cameron L. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Parents of children with (versus without) intellectual and developmental disabilities report greater stress; such stress may be exacerbated by dissatisfaction with school services, poor parent-school partnerships, and the need for parent advocacy. Increasingly, mindfulness interventions have been used to reduce parent stress. However, it is…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Special Education, Anxiety, Stress Management
Jacobs, Karen Dupre; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
School leadership in communicating to parents and students from diverse backgrounds is a problem in education that must be addressed. As the population of the United States is becoming more and more diverse, school administrators must develop new ways to reach their stakeholders. All families must be involved in their children's academic progress…
Descriptors: School Involvement, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Instructional Leadership
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Cluphf, David J.; Lox, Curt L. – Assessment Update, 2009
The purpose of this study was to use journal feedback from student teachers to understand and document how well the Physical Education-Teacher Education (PETE) program prepares teacher candidates in relation to the three primary goals of the PETE program. Analysis of the journals revealed areas of merit and concern for the PETE faculty. The most…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Klaiman, Tamar; O'Connell, Katherine; Stoto, Michael A. – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: The 2009 H1N1 vaccination campaign was the largest in US history. State health departments received vaccines from the federal government and sent them to local health departments (LHDs) who were responsible for getting vaccines to the public. Many LHD's used school-based clinics to ensure children were the first to receive limited…
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Diseases, Clinics, Community Health Services
Tomichek-Michalowski, Tracie V. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of the exploratory research study was to identify middle level principals' parent involvement practices. Parent involvement impacts students in positive ways, and a principal must have the ability to involve parents. The job description of a principal can be difficult to place on paper. Principals multitask throughout the day and often…
Descriptors: Principals, Middle School Students, Parent Participation, Well Being
Lickey, Deborah C.; Powers, Denise J. – Teachers College Press, 2011
This book provides a comprehensive and practical guide to using the project approach when teaching young children with special needs. While focusing on children's individual strengths, which include their interests, intelligences, and unique styles of learning, this resource demonstrates teaching strategies that address multiple areas of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Performance Based Assessment, Childhood Interests, Young Children
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Lee, Raymond T.; Brotheridge, Celeste M. – Career Development International, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand, from the child care worker's perspective, how work experience, display rules, and affectivity are related to emotional labor. It also examines the utility of separating surface acting into its two components: the hiding and faking of emotions. Design/methodology/approach: This study is based on…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Job Training, Foreign Countries, Work Experience
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Sherriff, Nigel; Cox, Louise; Coleman, Lester; Roker, Debi – Children & Society, 2008
It is now well acknowledged that parents can have a central role in supporting sensible alcohol use and reducing alcohol misuse amongst young people. However, little research has considered how communication and supervision in relation to alcohol actually takes place within the family. Drawing upon interviews with the parents of young people aged…
Descriptors: Supervision, Drinking, Adolescents, Prevention
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