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Communicating with Parents: Strategies for Teachers
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Teachers strive to develop partnerships with parents to support student learning. Strong ...

Teachers strive to develop 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. This article provides a range of communication opportunities available to teachers, including the emergency use of technology. Barriers to communication are considered in conjunction with potential solutions.

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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Academic Development Institute
Author:
Susan Graham-Clay
First-Year Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers: The Challenge of Working With Parents
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The significance of relationships between the parents and teachers of preschool and ...

The significance of relationships between the parents and teachers of preschool and kindergarten children is well established. Teachers and schools are presumed to be responsible for lack of parent-teacher collaboration. Early childhood teacher education programs recognize this and offer support related to parents and families.

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Early Childhood Development
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Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Academic Development Institute
Author:
Sehba Mahmood
Parent-Teacher-Student Discrepancies in Academic Ability Beliefs: Influences on Parent Involvement
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Most studies examining influences on parent involvement focus on common demographic factors, ...

Most studies examining influences on parent involvement focus on common demographic factors, such as social class or gender, and on elementary grades. In the present study, we investigated a more malleable influence, perceptions of ability, in the context of middle school. We examined how perceptions held by parents, teachers, and students concerning students' academic abilities affected parents' involvement and teachers' facilitation of school programs for involvement.

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Elementary Education
Women's Studies
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Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Academic Development Institute
Author:
Patel, Nimisha; Stevens, Sharon