Parent Teacher Communication Research Paper by Nicky

This paper discusses the importance of parent teacher communication to the academic success of any child, regardless of age.
# 145797 | 5,232 words | 19 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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In this article, the writer's thesis is that when parents and teachers have open lines of communication students excel. The writer focuses on personal experiences related to parent/teacher communication in a preschool setting. The discussion suggests that parent-teacher communication is a major part of ensuring that students are able to excel academically. The discussion also found that it is important to establish the lines of communication in the beginning of the school year. Several different modes of communication are discussed, including parent-teacher conferences, reports, internet technology and parent-teacher contracts. The writer concludes that the personal experiences confirm that teacher-parent communication is essential and should be taken seriously for the benefit of the next generation.

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Email and Other Technologies
Parent-Teacher Agreement and Parent-Teacher Contracts
Parent Teacher Contracts

From the Paper:

"As a preschool teacher I understand full well the importance of parental involvement and as such I make a concerted effort to establish communication with parents at the beginning of each school year. This is done through contact forms that are sent home with students on the first day of class. Parents are asked to complete the forms and send them back within the first week of school. These forms request information such as telephone numbers, and email addresses. This type of contact allows me to contact parents to discuss the progress of their children and any concerns that I may have for the student.
"Once contact information is received, I contact parents via phone. This usually occurs during the second week of school. Initial phone conversations with parents usually entail me making sure that they know that the education of their child will be a collaborative effort. I also try to emphasize the idea that I am always available to speak with them concerning their children. I also review some of the skills that their children will learn throughout the course of the year."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beverly, D. (2003). Making the connection with parents. School Business Affairs, 69(4), 15-17.
  • Boethel, M. (2003) Diversity: school, family and community connections. Annual synthesis 2003 (Austin, TX, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory).
  • Davis, R. H. A Loving Parent.
  • Driessen G., Smit F. and Sleegers Peter British Educational Research Journal, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Aug., 2005), pp. 509-532
  • Epstein J. L. (1998) School and Family Partnerships: Preparing Educators and Improving Schools. Westview Press, 1998

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