M.A. in Public Relations
Public Relations & Advertising
College of Communication & Creative Arts
Education--Parent participation; Parent-teacher relationships; Schools--Public relations
Public Relations and Advertising
This study was conducted to create a handbook beneficial to teachers in dealing with parental communication. A review of the research yielded a wide range of practices that teachers can use to involve parents.
These practices can particularly help the first-year teacher communicate effectively to gain support needed for academic, discipline, and homework efforts.
An instrument was devised asking respondents to rank in order of importance ten of the most common topics and activities used in teacher-parent communication. Responses were arranged according to Very Important, Important, or Not Important. The list was sent to five public relations experts nationwide and six master teachers. From the group of six teachers who were surveyed, five responded. The checklist provided a basis for the public relations handbook in the study.
The resulting data were then used to develop suggestions and recommendations for first-year teachers who need help in finding ways to work cooperatively with parents.
Nowosacki, Connie, "A handbook for first-year teachers dealing with parental communication" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 2275.