Date Approved

5-4-1995

Embargo Period

9-12-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Public Relations

Department

Public Relations & Advertising

College

College of Communication & Creative Arts

First Advisor

Bagin, Don

Subject(s)

Education--Parent participation; Parent-teacher relationships; Schools--Public relations

Disciplines

Public Relations and Advertising

Abstract

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.

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