College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
The purpose of this project was to develop a handbook containing the best practices in parent-teacher communication for first-year teachers (or any other person seeking further knowledge on this subject). According to The MetLife Survey of The American Teacher (2004-2005), new teachers reported the greatest challenge they face is communicating with parents. They also included it was the area in which they were the least prepared. The literature review covers research dating back nearly 30 years on practices veteran teachers and practitioners used for improving parent-teacher communication. The content of the handbook covers (a) the initial meeting; (b) building relationships; (c) encouraging on-going communication; (d) ways of communicating; (e) parent-teacher conferences; and (f) encountering difficult parents.
Date of Award
© Catherine Tuholski
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Tuholski, Catherine, "Parent-Teacher Communication: Best Practices for First-Year Teachers" (2006). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 332.