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ERIC Number: EJ906404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Teaching Practices and Strategies to Involve Inner-City Parents at Home and in the School
Lewis, Leontye; Kim, Yanghee A.; Bey, Juanita Ashby
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n1 p221-234 Jan 2011
Few studies have observed what teachers actually do in the classroom to encourage parental involvement in their children's education. Over the school year, the various teaching practices and strategies of two teachers in an inner-city elementary school that has had public recognition in its efforts to involve parents were gathered through interviews and observations. The five main teaching practices and strategies to engage parents are practicing parent outreach, establishing relationships with the parents, creating a positive classroom climate, teaching to involve parents, and making the community-school connection. This study offers insights into teachers' classroom practices that are connected to various specific strategies to involve parents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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