Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Early Childhood Education
early childhood education, parent teacher relationships, two-way communication, parent involvement
Parent involvement in early childhood programs is a necessary component of developmentally appropriate practice. This paper will define parent involvement and one of its key components - two-way communication. A brief history of parent involvement, specific benefits of good home-school collaboration for children, parents and teachers, and ways to facilitate communication are shared. Suggestions for improving two-way communication between parents and teachers, and using technology are discussed. A review of the current research concerning parent teacher partnerships, communication and technology follows. The paper concludes with a workshop for teachers. It provides ideas for innovative ways to use technology to improve parent - teacher communication.
Recommended CitationRasumussen, K. A. (2003). Parent-Teacher Partnerships and the Innovative Use of Technology to Improve Parent-Teacher Communication (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_maed/142
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