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  1. Talking with Teachers, Administrators, and Parents: Preferences for Visual Displays of Education Data

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    Alverson, Charlotte Y.; Yamamoto, Scott H.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to learn from educational stakeholders what characteristics they like and dislike when viewing graphs of post-school outcomes data. We conducted six, 1-hour focus groups with teachers, administrators, and parents in which we distributed four stimuli graphs--horizontal grouped bars, horizontal stacked bars, vertical…

  2. Perceptions of Childhood Obesity among Rural Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators

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    Tripp, Paula J.; Choi, Jin Young

    2015-01-01

    The purposes of this exploratory qualitative research were to describe perceptions related to childhood obesity of rural parents, teachers, and school administrators and to examine how their perceptions shape their choices and behaviors for children's eating and physical exercise. The results showed that the perceptions of childhood obesity in the…

  3. Standardized Entrance Assessment in Kindergarten: A Qualitative Analysis of the Experiences of Teachers, Administrators, and Parents.

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    Dever, Martha T.; Barta, James J.

    2001-01-01

    This qualitative study examined experiences of teachers, parents, and administrators related to standardized kindergarten entrance assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses of standardized testing in kindergarten. Strengths emerging from the data included consistency of information with core curriculum, and the time and opportunity to begin…

  4. Social validation of evidence-based practices in autism by parents, teachers, and administrators.

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    Callahan, Kevin; Henson, Robin K; Cowan, Angela K

    2008-04-01

    Relatively little attention has been devoted to the social validation of potentially effective autism interventions. Thus, it is often difficult to identify and implement evidence-based practices, and programming is often inadequate. The authors identified autism intervention components with reported effectiveness for school settings. The results of a social validation survey completed by parents, teachers, and administrators indicate strong, consistent support for program components falling within five functional areas: (a) individualized programming, (b) data collection, (c) the use of empirically-based strategies, (d) active collaboration, and (e) a focus on long-term outcomes. These socially validated interventions can be used to evaluate existing autism curricula and develop training for professionals, parents, and students in order to improve public school autism programs.

  5. Constructivist Beliefs about the Science Classroom Learning Environment: Perspectives from Teachers, Administrators, Parents, Community Members, and Students

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    Haney, Jodi J.; Lumpe, Andrew T.; Czerniak, Charlene M.

    2003-01-01

    This study examines the perceptions of teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and high school students about the science learning environment. The participants were active members of a grant project aimed at creating community action teams. Varrella and Burry-Stock's (1997) Beliefs About Learning Environments (BALE) Instrument was…

  6. Examining Perceptions of Administrators, Teachers, Parents, and Community Residents about Advantages and Disadvantages of Consolidating Two High Schools in a School District in Central Pennsylvania

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    Ackell, Robert J.

    2013-01-01

    This mixed methods triangulation approach examined the perceptions of administrators, teachers, parents, and community residents about a consideration of a secondary school consolidation in a school district in central Pennsylvania. These groups are referred to as "stakeholders" in this study. The purpose of this research was to develop…

  7. Parent Empowerment and Teacher Professionalism: Teachers' Perspective

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    Addi-Raccah, Audrey; Arviv-Elyashiv, Rinate

    2008-01-01

    School decentralization, which has reshaped power relations in the educational system, has empowered teachers and parents. Taking Abbott's approach to professions, the authors examine teachers' perceptions of the implications of parents' empowerment for teacher--parent relations. In-depth interviews with homeroom teachers in affluent urban…

  8. The Influence of Classroom Management, Administrative Support, Parental Involvement, and Economic Factors on the Retention of Novice Teachers

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    Dwyer, Katrina Moody

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of selected factors upon the intent of novice teachers to remain in the classroom. Teachers are leaving the profession in numbers that have prompted significant concern among policymakers and administrators. Many qualified college students are not considering the field of education as a potential…

  9. Asbestos in the Schools: A Guide for School Administrators, Teachers, and Parents.

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    Harvey, Carolyn; Rollinson, Mark

    The past few years have created decision-making problems for school managers dealing with asbestos hazards in the past, for failing to do so in the present, and for doing so improperly in the future. This book summarizes the available knowledge pertinent to the decisions that school administrators and others must make regarding asbestos in the…

  10. K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators and Higher Education Faculty: Partners Helping Rural Disadvantaged Students Stay on the Pathway to a Geoscience Career

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    Slattery, W.; Antonucci, C.; Myers, R. J.

    2013-12-01

    The National Science Foundation funded project K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators and Higher Education Faculty: Partners Helping Rural Disadvantaged Students Stay on the Pathway to a Geoscience Career is a research-based proof of concept track 1 pilot project that tests the effectiveness of an innovative model for simultaneous K-12 teacher professional development, student learning and workforce development. The project builds a network of science experiences designed to keep eighth and ninth grade students from the Ripley, Union, Lewis, Huntington (RULH) Ohio school district on the path to a geoscience career. During each summer of the ongoing two-year project teams of RULH students, parents, teachers, administrators and college faculty traveled to the facilities of the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium at Sandy Hook, New Jersey to study science from an Earth system perspective. Teachers had the opportunity to engage in professional development alongside their students. Parents participated in the science activities alongside their children. Administrators interacted with students, parents and their teachers and saw them all learning science in an engaging, collaborative setting. During the first academic year of the project professional development was provided to RULH teachers by a team of university scientists and geoscience educators from the Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA), a National Science Foundation funded project. Teachers selected for professional development were from science disciplines, mathematics, language arts and civics. The teachers selected, taught and assessed ESSEA Earth system science modules to all eighth and ninth grade students, not just those that were selected to go on the summer trips to New Jersey. In addition, all ninth grade RULH students had the opportunity to take a course that includes Earth system science concepts that will earn them both high school and college science credits. Professional

  11. Parents in Reading: Administrator's Guide.

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    Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.

    Adapted from Idaho's original Parents in Reading program, the materials in this booklet are designed for use by school administrators who want to begin a positive program that involves parents in reading. Various sections contain samples of board policy statements, press releases, and radio commercials; samples of letters to parents new to the…

  12. Preparing Teachers for Parent Involvement.

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    Safran, Daniel

    This paper examines the potential impact of parent involvement in the formal education of their children and suggests ways that teacher education can be restructured to prepare teachers to work with parents. This paper attempts to answer five questions: (1) Why should parents be involved in the formal education of their children? (2) Why should…

  13. Using a Web-Based Program to Increase Parental Involvement: Teachers' and Administrators' Perceptions

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    del Valle, Grace B.

    2011-01-01

    Parental involvement is an important factor for improving academic performance. Communication between the school and parents constitutes one of the basic types of parental involvement. Schools struggle to find effective ways to communicate effectively with parents and are recently using technology to facilitate this communication. This qualitative…

  14. Principals' and Teachers' Practices about Parent Involvement in Schooling

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    Erdener, Mehmet Akif

    2016-01-01

    Parent involvement has an influence on children's educational engagement for all school levels. The objective of this study was to examine public school principals' and teachers' practices for improving parent involvement in schooling. This study used a mixed method to identify the school administrators' and teachers' perceptions about parent…

  15. Educational Policy and Practices for Educating Students with Moderate Cognitive Disabilities in Segregated and Inclusive Schools in Thailand: A Qualitative Analysis from the Perspectives of Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators

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    Manason, Pareyaasiri

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this multiple-case study was to explore educational policy and practices for educating students with moderate cognitive disabilities in segregated and inclusive schools in Thailand. This study utilized constructivist research methodology to examine the perspectives of parents, teachers, and school administrators who are involved in…

  16. Between Teacher & Parent

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    Brodkin, Adele M.

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses how a new afterschool arrangement is upsetting a 4-year-old child named Mackenzie. Her babysitter left last week, just as her mom started a new job with longer hours. She is missing her former caregiver and mom a lot. Based on the stories from her teacher and her father, the author gives her assessment of…

  17. Teacher & Administrator Training in Technology.

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    Ambron, Sueann, Ed.

    1986-01-01

    This report summarizes a November 1985 meeting at which members of the Apple Education Advisory Council addressed the issues involved in training teachers and administrators on the best ways to use computers in education. In their discussions, Advisory Council members first summarized the roles that are played by each type of organization involved…

  18. Rights and Responsibilities of Teachers and Parents as School Citizens: A Qualitative Study Based on Organizational Citizenship

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    Yaylaci, Ali Faruk

    2016-01-01

    This study intends to explore the perspectives of school administrators, teachers, and parents on the rights and responsibilities of teachers and parents in terms of organizational citizenship. The study was designed as a qualitative research. The study group consisted of 95 participants in total (20 school administrators, 20 teachers, 15 parents,…

  19. An Accountability Checklist for Parents and Teachers

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    Galbraith, Ronald E.

    1978-01-01

    Recommends that parents and teachers cooperate to provide educational experiences for young people and to bring about changes in educational practice, educational finance, and educational opportunity. (DB)

  20. The ABCs of Teacher-Parent Communication

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    Banach, William J.

    2007-01-01

    This book fills a void in teacher education and training. It helps teachers understand and deal with the real-world challenges of effectively communicating with parents. With the utmost regard for limited teacher time and demanding workloads, the book presents a practical, no-nonsense approach any teacher can use to improve communication and…

  1. AVID Teacher Leadership: Administrator and Teacher Perceptions of Leadership Attributes

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    Mills, Shirley J.; Huerta, Jeffery J.; Watt, Karen M.; Martinez, Jorge

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the perceptions of teachers and administrators with regard to AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) teacher leaders. The purpose was to compare whether teachers and administrators agree on the types of attributes needed for teacher leaders involved in implementing AVID as a school reform effort. Results revealed that…

  2. Parent Teacher Education Connection: Preparing Preservice Teachers for Family Engagement

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    Brown, Amber L.; Harris, Mary; Jacobson, Arminta; Trotti, Judy

    2014-01-01

    This article describes the Parent Teacher Education Curriculum, a Web-based curriculum focused on instructing teachers about best practices in family involvement and assesses its impact on the knowledge and attitudes of preservice teachers related to family involvement. Pre- and post-measures of preservice teacher candidate knowledge of and…

  3. Parent and Teacher Strategies for Working Together.

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    Yawkey, Thomas Daniels; Silvern, Steven B.

    This paper presents basic principles of parent-teacher cooperation in both home-based and school-based programs. It is suggested that interest in parent-teacher involvement has grown as a result of several other developments: a growing national interest in child development and preschool education; a change in attitude toward the value of…

  4. Examining Teacher's Comfort Level of Parental Involvement

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    Jensen, Deborah Ann

    2011-01-01

    The connection between home and school is of utmost importance. Therefore, an important concern for those educating teachers is to help teachers recognize the need for and importance of establishing parental involvement and to help them create avenues in which communication can occur. Knowing that parental involvement is important and putting that…

  5. Preschool Integration from Teacher and Parent Perspective.

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    Wagner, Debra L.

    A study was undertaken to examine the attitudes of parents and teachers toward the integration of young children with special needs and typically developing children into the same early childhood settings, and to determine any significant differences between the teachers' and parents' attitudes. An integration questionnaire was administered to 30…

  6. How School Administrators Respond to Teacher Affect

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    McQuestion, Rebecca J.

    2016-01-01

    The teacher-student relationship is a vital component to the social, emotional, and academic growth of students. Nationwide the one constant in teachers' classrooms are the observations by administrators. Administrators play a supporting role for students and teachers in our modern educational system. The present case study examined four middle…

  7. Parents are Teachers: A Child Management Program.

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    Becker, Wesley C.

    This manual is designed to help parents apply reinforcement theory in managing their children. The program explains how parents can systematically use consequences to teach children in positive ways. Units include: When to Reinforce; How to Reinforce; Reinforcement and Punishment in Everyday Life; and Why Parents (and Teachers) Goof; the Criticism…

  8. Albinism: Educational Techniques for Parents and Teachers.

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    Ashley, Julia R.; Cates, Dennis L.

    1992-01-01

    A survey of teachers of the visually impaired and adults with albinism or parents of children with albinism (total responses=144) found no use of Braille by the adults or children with albinism, awareness of the condition by almost all teachers, support for mainstreaming by all, and specific teaching suggestions from teachers. (DB)

  9. Youth at Risk: A Resource for Counselors, Teachers and Parents.

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    Capuzzi, Dave, Ed.; Gross, Douglas R., Ed.

    This book of readings consists of 15 chapters grouped into 4 "Parts." The readings provide information and strategies for counselors, teachers, parents, administrators, social workers, and others who work with youth at risk. Sample programs that have been effective are described and data are provided on causal factors for youth problems.…

  10. Partnering: Teachers and Parents Design a Plan for Student Success

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    Forney, Joan M.

    2009-01-01

    When administrators, teachers, and other professionals join parents in developing meaningful goals for deaf and hard of hearing students, it is exciting, rewarding, and fun; it is also considerable work. However, the result is critical. These goals can be the key to success for deaf and hard of hearing students, especially when delineated in each…

  11. Who Needs Parent-Teacher Meetings in the Technological Era?

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    Nitza, Davidivitch; Roman, Yavich

    2017-01-01

    In this study we shall examine parent-teacher meetings in the technological era, i.e., whether parent-teacher meetings are still relevant, how they should be conducted, whether it is necessary to change the structure of the parent-teacher meeting or its conception by parents, students, and teachers. For this purpose, identical questionnaires were…

  12. The Missouri Project--Parents as Teachers.

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    Ehlers, Vicki L.; Ruffin, Micca

    1990-01-01

    The Missouri Parents as Teachers project developed in response to a 1984 state mandate requiring parent education and serves about 85,000 families with children, ages birth through 4. Components include home visits, group meetings, and early childhood developmental screenings. Discussed are the project's historical perspective, project evaluation,…

  13. Parent-Teacher Interaction; A Developmental Process

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    Duff, R. Eleanor; Swick, Kevin J.

    1978-01-01

    While parents' active involvement in their child's growth experiences may seem a simple matter, the involvement process is found to be a highly challenging system of human interactions. Considers this concept from a developmental viewpoint as well as questions that both teachers and parents should examine as they analyze their feelings and…

  14. Teacher Web Pages that Build Parent Partnerships.

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    Johnson, Doug

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the importance of collaboration between teachers and parents to help support students and describes teacher-created Web pages that help simplify communication and planning. Explains Web page design that can include general class descriptions, unit outlines and timetables, unit and project information, and student progress reports. (LRW)

  15. 34 CFR 303.422 - Parent rights in administrative proceedings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Parent rights in administrative proceedings. 303.422... Parents and Children § 303.422 Parent rights in administrative proceedings. (a) General. Each lead agency shall ensure that the parents of children eligible under this part are afforded the rights in...

  16. 34 CFR 303.422 - Parent rights in administrative proceedings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2011-07-01 2010-07-01 true Parent rights in administrative proceedings. 303.422... Parents and Children § 303.422 Parent rights in administrative proceedings. (a) General. Each lead agency shall ensure that the parents of children eligible under this part are afforded the rights in...

  17. Parent-Teacher Conferences: A Tip Sheet for Teachers

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    Educational Horizons, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Parent-teacher conferences are an important component of ongoing home-school communication and family involvement in your classroom. Did you also know that home-school communication predicts positive outcomes for students and for schools? Although you may already be working hard to engage parents in their children's education, this tip sheet is…

  18. Characteristics of Parent-Teacher E-Mail Communication

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    Thompson, Blair

    2008-01-01

    In the past decade, the use of computer-mediated communication such as e-mail has reportedly increased the level of parental involvement and parent-teacher communication at the elementary and secondary level. However, research has not yet examined the characteristics of parent-teacher e-mail communication. Thirty parent and 30 teacher interviews…

  19. Parent and Teacher Views of Gifted Children's Social Abilities.

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    Galloway, Briar; Porath, Marion

    1997-01-01

    This study compared parent and teacher perceptions of 23 gifted children's (ages 6-12) social skills and the importance of different social skills. Teacher ratings of cooperation were significantly higher than parent ratings, and teachers valued cooperation highly. Parent ratings of assertion were significantly higher than teacher ratings, and…

  20. Factors That Impact Administrator-Teacher Relationships

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    Gray, Patrick Sean

    2013-01-01

    Retaining teachers continues to be problematic for educational leaders across the country. With these numbers steadily increasing, one must examine the reasons as to why teachers are leaving the profession and how school administrators can address these problems if schools are going to maintain and increase their levels of success. Reasons…

  1. The Teacher, Reading, and Parents.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    Much is being emphasized in staff development in the area of reading instruction. It is important for each teacher to study and think reflectively about what can be done to improve the reading curriculum. One procedure that can be used is to hold a quality workshop based on the needs of teachers in reading instruction. The theme should be decided…

  2. English Language Teachers as Program Administrators

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    Tannacito, Dan J.

    2013-01-01

    An administrator, broadly conceived, is a person who has authority to lead and manage people, practices, materials, and policies in an educational unit. Dan Tannacito shows teachers the pathway to becoming English language program administrators (ELPAs) and the myriad benefits they can derive. Most may be surprised to see that they are already on…

  3. Defining Parental Involvement: Perception of School Administrators

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    Young, Clara Y.; Austin, Sheila M.; Growe, Roslin

    2013-01-01

    There remains a plaguing question of how to get parents involved with their child's education. Many parents and educators have different perceptions of what parental involvement means. Miscommunication between the two groups often exists because of how parental involvement is conceptualized. While educators define parental involvement as…

  4. Building Parent-Teacher Partnerships. Classroom Tips

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    American Federation of Teachers (NJ), 2010

    2010-01-01

    Good two-way communication between families and schools is necessary for students' success. Not surprisingly, research shows that the more parents and teachers share relevant information with each other about a student, the better equipped both will be to help that student achieve academically. Opportunities for two-way communication include: (1)…

  5. Between Teachers & Parent: Helping Children Manage Stress

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    Brodkin, Adele M.

    2005-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses how to manage stress in children. A teacher's story and a parent's story about a child who complains of frequent stomach aches, is presented. Stomach aches and other somatic complaints without any apparent physical explanation are common among young children experiencing stress. Nevertheless, it is essential…

  6. Do Parents' and Teachers' Views of Children's Educational Resilience Matter?

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    Rautiainen, Riitta; Räty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati

    2015-01-01

    This study set out to examine parents' and teachers' perceptions of children's educational resilience. As expected, the parents attributed greater levels of educational resilience to their children than did the teachers. However, both the parents and teachers assessed the sixth graders' educational resilience as higher than that of the third…

  7. Teacher-Parent Interactions in Taiwan: A Qualitative Investigation of Teachers' Perspectives

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    Wu, Pi-Ju

    2015-01-01

    Because the importance of parental involvement in education has been emphasized recently in Taiwan, the nature of teacher-parent interactions has changed. The current study describes teacher-parent interactions from teacher perspectives in grades 1-12 in Taiwan. Data were collected from 50 teachers using open-ended questionnaires. Thematic…

  8. Goal Setting during Early Childhood Parent-Teacher Conferences: A Comparison of Three Groups of Parents

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    Cheatham, Gregory A.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.

    2013-01-01

    Parent-teacher communication and partnerships are important in children's early years. This study compared goal setting, conducted in English, during Head Start parent-teacher conferences with native Spanish speaking, Latino bilingual, and native English speaking parents and their children's teachers. To understand conference goal-setting…

  9. Parental Involvement and Developmentally Appropriate Practices: A Comparison of Parent and Teacher Beliefs

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    Demircan, Özlen; Erden, Feyza Tantekin

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and parental involvement beliefs of preschool teachers and the parents of preschool children. Data were collected from 279 teachers and 589 parents via a demographic information questionnaire, "Teachers' Beliefs Scale"…

  10. Changes in Parent/Teacher Expectations in Cooperative Preschools.

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    Harms, Thelma; Smith, Judy

    This paper, written jointly by a teacher and a parent, discusses the effects of changing parent expectations on parent cooperative preschools. It is suggested that pressure on the parent cooperative comes from parents' diminished respect for the professional status of educators, from new demands for a strict academic approach to preschool, and…

  11. The School Administrator Payoff from Teacher Pensions

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    Koedel, Cory; Ni, Shawn; Podgursky, Michael

    2013-01-01

    It is widely recognized that teacher quality is the central input in school performance. This insight has put human resource and compensation policies, including performance pay, tenure, alternative route recruitment, and mentoring, at center stage in school reform debates. Some school administrators have been innovators and reform leaders in…

  12. Statewide Telecourse Survey: Teachers, Administrators & Students.

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    Eastmond, J. Nicholls, Jr.; And Others

    This study surveyed high school students, teachers, and administrators of rural schools in Utah to determine what courses and inservice training offerings these groups wish to see made available via telecommunications. Delivery systems for such courses would include one or more of the following elements: broadcast media, audio teleconferencing,…

  13. Medication Administration Technician. Update. Teacher Edition.

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    Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

    This teacher's edition contains curriculum materials for an upgrading course for medication administration technicians who have completed initial training. The course consists of six units of instruction that cover the following: (1) controlling infection; (2) administering medication; (3) obtaining vital signs; (4) discussing legal issues and…

  14. The Importance of Teacher/Parent Partnerships: Preparing Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers

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    Loughran, Sandra B.

    2008-01-01

    The importance of a good parent-teacher relationship has been well documented. The author presents a guide to getting parent-teacher relationships started in the right direction and then maximizing the benefits of their interactions.

  15. Preservice Elementary Teachers' Attitudes Toward Gay and Lesbian Parenting.

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    Maney, Dolores W.; Cain, Richard E.

    1997-01-01

    This study assessed preservice elementary teachers' attitudes toward homosexual parents and their children. Surveys of 198 preservice teachers who completed the Gay and Lesbian Parenting Questionnaire indicated that some homophobia existed, though less than expected. Females had significantly more favorable attitudes toward homosexual parents and…

  16. Students' Perceptions of Parents' and Teachers' Qualities of Interpersonal Relations.

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    Drevets, Roma K.; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Predominantly white midwestern high school students (n=561) rated a parent and a teacher on the Barret-Lennard Relationship Inventory (1962, 1978). Overall, girls perceived greater warmth from parents and teachers. Evidence of age differences and of greater warmth from parents with whom students lived was also found. (SLD)

  17. Administrators' Views on Teacher Evaluation: Examining Ontario's Teacher Performance Appraisal

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    Maharaj, Sachin

    2014-01-01

    This study examines the views of administrators (i.e., principals and vice-principals) in Ontario, Canada, with regard to the province's Teacher Performance Appraisal process. A total of 178 responses were collected from a survey that examined five areas: 1) preparation and training; 2) classroom observations; 3) preparing the formal evaluation;…

  18. The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents and the Economy

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    MetLife, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    "The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents and the Economy" (2011) examines the teaching profession and parent-school engagement at a time when there has been a prolonged economic downturn. The survey explores how teachers, parents and schools are working together to promote student learning and healthy development in the…

  19. Emotional Geographies of Teacher-Parent Relations: Three Teachers' Perceptions in Taiwan

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    Chen, Hsin-Jen; Wang, Ya-Hsuan

    2011-01-01

    This article attempts to use Andy Hargreaves' theoretical framework of emotional geographies to analyze teachers' perceptions of their interactions with parents in Taiwan. Based on the qualitative interviews with three primary teachers, the research findings show that teachers' emotional distances from parents were intertwined with parents'…

  20. Parent Observation of a Teacher-Parent Relationship in Early Childhood Education.

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    Tesfamicael, Ghennet

    Building a strong relationship between parents and their preschool-aged child's teacher can be difficult when the parents and teachers speak different languages and come from different cultures. This paper discusses how a parent from east Africa with language and cultural differences dealt with a local school system to ensure that her young…

  1. Working with Parents and Family: Factors that Influence Chinese Teachers' Attitudes toward Parent Involvement

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    Gu, Wei; Yawkey, Thomas D.

    2010-01-01

    Student achievement and teacher-parent collaboration are strongly correlated to teachers' attitudes toward involvement (Muller & Kerbow, 1993; Swap, 1993). However, there is very little research in China (Gu, 2006) on examining factors that are well documented to show impacts on teachers' attitudes toward parent involvement. This research…

  2. School Administrators' and Teachers' Opinions about Influencing Each Other

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    Cetin, Saadet Kuru; Cinkir, Sakir

    2015-01-01

    In this study, it were aimed to determine how the secondary school administrators and teachers influence each other. The data was collected from 18 school administrators and 20 teachers. The sample of the study consisted of secondary school administrators and teachers working at Ankara, Kiriklale, Kirsehir, Konya, Mugla, Izmir, Mus, Bursa, Izmit,…

  3. Parent-teacher agreement on children's problems in 21 societies.

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    Rescorla, Leslie A; Bochicchio, Lauren; Achenbach, Thomas M; Ivanova, Masha Y; Almqvist, Fredrik; Begovac, Ivan; Bilenberg, Niels; Bird, Hector; Dobrean, Anca; Erol, Nese; Fombonne, Eric; Fonseca, Antonio; Frigerio, Alessandra; Fung, Daniel S S; Lambert, Michael C; Leung, Patrick W L; Liu, Xianchen; Marković, Ivica; Markovic, Jasminka; Minaei, Asghar; Ooi, Yoon Phaik; Roussos, Alexandra; Rudan, Vlasta; Simsek, Zeynep; van der Ende, Jan; Weintraub, Sheila; Wolanczyk, Tomasz; Woo, Bernardine; Weiss, Bahr; Weisz, John; Zukauskiene, Rita; Verhulst, Frank C

    2014-01-01

    Parent-teacher cross-informant agreement, although usually modest, may provide important clinical information. Using data for 27,962 children from 21 societies, we asked the following: (a) Do parents report more problems than teachers, and does this vary by society, age, gender, or type of problem? (b) Does parent-teacher agreement vary across different problem scales or across societies? (c) How well do parents and teachers in different societies agree on problem item ratings? (d) How much do parent-teacher dyads in different societies vary in within-dyad agreement on problem items? (e) How well do parents and teachers in 21 societies agree on whether the child's problem level exceeds a deviance threshold? We used five methods to test agreement for Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and Teacher's Report Form (TRF) ratings. CBCL scores were higher than TRF scores on most scales, but the informant differences varied in magnitude across the societies studied. Cross-informant correlations for problem scale scores varied moderately across societies studied and were significantly higher for Externalizing than Internalizing problems. Parents and teachers tended to rate the same items as low, medium, or high, but within-dyad item agreement varied widely in every society studied. In all societies studied, both parental noncorroboration of teacher-reported deviance and teacher noncorroboration of parent-reported deviance were common. Our findings underscore the importance of obtaining information from parents and teachers when evaluating and treating children, highlight the need to use multiple methods of quantifying cross-informant agreement, and provide comprehensive baselines for patterns of parent-teacher agreement across 21 societies.

  4. Parents as Teachers: How Teachers Can Help Parents Promote Science Literacy.

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    Schlichting, Kathleen

    2002-01-01

    Suggests some techniques and strategies that teachers can share with parents to help them support their children as they construct meaning, develop scientific literacy, and form a more intense and personal connection with the content information presented in science and mathematics books. (KHR)

  5. Meetings without Dialogue: A Study of ESL Parent-Teacher Interactions at Secondary School Parents' Nights

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    Guo, Yan

    2010-01-01

    Research in home-school communication has incorporated little, to date, about participation by English as a second language (ESL) parents. This article examines the communication processes between recent Chinese immigrant parents and Canadian teachers at secondary school Parents' Nights. Drawing from observations of three annual Parents' Nights,…

  6. New Parents as Teachers: Evaluation of an Early Parent Education Program.

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    Pfannenstiel, Judy C.; Seltzer, Dianne A.

    1989-01-01

    An evaluation of the New Parents as Teachers (NPAT) program concluded that a high quality parent education and support program conducted during a child's first three years measurably increases the child's intellectual, achievement, and language abilities. Parental involvement with parent educators during home visits is the single most important…

  7. Parents' and Teachers' Expectations of Auditory-Verbal Therapy

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    Wu, Cheng-Ju Dora; Brown, P. Margaret

    2004-01-01

    This study investigated parents' and teachers' expectations of Auditory-Verbal therapy and the child's language development. Data were collected by questionnaires that were distributed to parents and teachers at three early intervention centers. Twenty matching questionnaires were completed and returned. The results of this study showed that the…

  8. Mexican Parents' and Teachers' Views of Effective Elementary Schools

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    Slate, John R.; Jones, Craig H.

    2007-01-01

    We surveyed 374 parents and 82 teachers in the Juarez, Mexico schools regarding their views of what makes an effective elementary school. The survey was a Spanish translation of an instrument used by Johnson (1998). Although both parents and teachers supported most of the factors associated with effective schools, they emphasized different aspects…

  9. Parents and Teachers Talk about Literacy Success. CIERA Report.

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    Orellana, Marjorie Faulstich; Monkman, Karen; MacGillivray, Laurie

    This study examines how parents and teachers in a Central Los Angeles Mexican/Central American immigrant community talk about "successful development" for children. In order to examine how parents and teachers talk about children's academic and social development, the report draws from multiple data sources, such as field notes based on…

  10. Parental Expectations of Teachers in a Private School.

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    Kapel, David E.; Kapel, Marilyn B.

    A survey was made of parental expectations of secular and religious teachers at a Jewish day school in a large metropolitan area located in the Ohio Valley. The school, with a student population of 108 students, employs 6 secular and 4 religious teachers. A high response rate (61 percent) was received from the parents. Findings indicated that…

  11. Children's Social Development: Information for Teachers and Parents.

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    Asher, Steven R.; And Others

    This compilation of information for teachers and parents translates important aspects of research regarding children's social development and peer relationships into strategies that can be used by parents and teachers to understand and help children who need to develop more effective ways to deal with peers. The publication includes three topical…

  12. The Reading Connection: Bringing Parents, Teachers, and Librarians Together.

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    Knowles, Elizabeth; Smith, Martha

    Librarians and teachers can tap a powerful source for motivating children to read by involving parents and creating a partnership between home and school. This guide shows educators how to encourage literacy and reading by establishing a book club for parents, teachers, librarians, and students. Chapter 1 discusses directions for starting a book…

  13. Latino Parents and Teachers: Key Players Building Neighborhood Social Capital

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    Martinez, Elizabeth; Ulanoff, Sharon H.

    2013-01-01

    This narrative study examines how Latino parents and teachers in the Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles community create and appropriate social capital to increase student achievement. Specifically, the study explores how parents and teachers participate in two community organizations to extend resources that have the potential to positively impact…

  14. The Research Process: Parents, Kids, and Teachers as Ethnographers.

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    Kerr, Anita; Makuluni, Anita H.; Nieves, Monica

    2000-01-01

    Forms part of a themed issue describing "Parent-Kid-Teacher Investigators," a program in which parents, children, and teachers gather regularly to use language and literacy for action research projects. Offers a classroom portrait of these weekly meetings, looking at the process of research and the impact that "learning how to learn" had on all…

  15. Elementary School Child Health for Parents and Teachers.

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    Humphrey, James H.

    The primary health educators of children are their parents; secondary health educators of children are their teachers. This book provides a resource for parents and teachers interested in child and school health and offers guidance to promote the health of children between the ages of 5 and 12. An introductory chapter describes such terms as…

  16. Conceptual Physics for Parents and Teachers. Volume 1: Mechanics.

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    Hewitt, Paul G.

    For a variety of reasons, too many adults--especially parents and teachers--feel inadequate in science, particularly in physics. This book represents an attempt to help parents and elementary school teachers strengthen their conceptual knowledge of physics. Cartoons are used throughout the reading to illustrate and reinforce concepts. This…

  17. Teacher Perceptions of Parent Engagement at a Cyber High School

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    Borup, Jered

    2016-01-01

    A growing number of adolescents are taking all or most of their courses online. This places a greater responsibility on parents to support and facilitate their students' learning. This case study used teacher surveys and interviews to better understand how teachers perceived and supported parents' attempts to support their online students at a…

  18. Perceptions of Teachers' and Parents' regarding School Readiness

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    Zhang, Xiangkui; Sun, Lei; Gai, Xiaosong

    2008-01-01

    In order to investigate the teachers and parents' perceptions of school readiness, 218 parents and 370 teachers were surveyed. Based on the areas of "physical well-being and motor development", "social and emotional development", "approaches to learning", "language use", "cognition and general…

  19. Exploring Parental Aggression toward Teachers in a Public School Setting

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    May, David C.; Johnson, Jerry; Chen, Yanfen; Hutchinson, Lisa; Ricketts, Melissa

    2010-01-01

    Almost all of the extant research examining aggressive activity uses data from student populations. In this study, we extend that literature by examining teacher perceptions of parental aggression in public schools in Kentucky. Using data from a sample of 5,971 public school teachers, we determine that parental aggression directed at public school…

  20. Co-Producing Children's Sociality in Parent-Teacher Conferences

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    Närvänen, Anna-Liisa; Markström, Ann-Marie

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this article is to describe how parents and preschool teachers talk about children's interactional skills in parent-teacher conferences in the Swedish preschool and how this can be related to socialization processes. The analyses show that children's communicative skills, such as turn-taking in conversation and co-operation, are…

  1. Parent-Teacher Associations at Work. Bulletin, 1925, No. 30

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    Lombard, Ellen C.

    1925-01-01

    During the biennium of 1922-24, new and important levels have been reached, according to reports, in parent-teacher associations with respect to growth, stability of organization, efficiency in methods, responsibility in leadership, and practical results obtained. In 1923 the National Congress of Parents and Teachers set for itself a program which…

  2. Expectations of Achievement: Student, Teacher and Parent Perceptions

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    Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Peterson, Elizabeth; Irving, Earl; Widdowson, Deborah; Dixon, Robyn

    2010-01-01

    Teachers' expectations of students have been extensively studied for forty years. However, students' self-expectations and the expectations of parents are less well understood. The aim of the study was to investigate the role of student, teacher and parent expectations in relation to student achievement from the perspective of each group. Focus…

  3. Parents' and Teachers' Perceptions of Quality in Portuguese Childcare Classrooms

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    Barros, Sílvia; Leal, Teresa B.

    2015-01-01

    The main goal of this study was to examine parents' and teachers' perceptions of quality in early childhood education for toddlers in Portugal. A total of 110 parents and 110 teachers participated in the study, rating the importance of specific quality criteria and assessing childcare classrooms, based on the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating…

  4. Parents' and Teachers' Perceptions of Transition Practices in Kindergarten

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    Petrakos, Hariclia Harriet; Lehrer, Joanne Shari

    2011-01-01

    The developmental model of transition Pianta and colleagues outlined emphasizes the interconnected relationships among the child, teacher, family, peers, and community that are developed across time (Pianta & Kraft-Sayre, 2003). This study focused on the use of transition practices as perceived by parents and teachers. Parents (8 groups) and…

  5. Within Reach: Academic Achievement through Parent-Teacher Communication.

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    Markoff, Annabelle M.

    This guide to fostering parent-teacher cooperation in the education of children with special needs, especially children with learning disabilities, offers a structure and process to maximize the effectiveness of parent-teacher meetings and other forms of communication. An introductory background chapter reviews the history of special education,…

  6. School Governance and Teachers' Attitudes to Parents' Involvement in Schools

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    Addi-Raccah, Audrey; Ainhoren, Ronit

    2009-01-01

    This study probes teachers' attitudes toward parental involvement in schools as a function of four types of school governance as suggested by Bauch and Goldring. Participants of the study included headteachers, chairpersons of parents' committees, and teachers of 11 primary schools in a medium-sized town in Israel. A discriminant analysis found…

  7. Constructions of Girls in Preschool Parent-Teacher Conferences

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    Markstrom, Ann-Marie; Simonsson, Maria

    2011-01-01

    The article investigates the discursive constructions of preschool girls and points to how girls are positioned, assessed and constructed by adults in parent-teacher conferences in Swedish preschools. Using transcripts of audio-taped episodes from parent-teacher conferences, the analysis reveals that gender is an important aspect of the adults'…

  8. Using Simulated Parent-Teacher Talks to Assess and Improve Prospective Teachers' Counseling Competence

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    Gerich, Mara; Schmitz, Bernhard

    2016-01-01

    In research on parental involvement and teacher professionalization, counseling parents on the support of their children's learning processes is considered to be an increasingly important competence area of teachers. However, to date little research has been conducted on the development of appropriate approaches to the assessment of teachers'…

  9. Examining How Preservice Science Teachers Navigate Simulated Parent-Teacher Conversations on Evolution and Intelligent Design

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    Dotger, Sharon; Dotger, Benjamin H.; Tillotson, John

    2010-01-01

    Discussing the teaching of evolution with concerned parents is a challenge to any science teacher. Using the medical education pedagogy of standardized individuals within the field of teacher education, this article addresses how preservice science teachers elected to verbally interact with standardized parents who questioned the teaching of…

  10. Administrators' Ratings of Competencies Needed to Prepare Preservice Teachers

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    Lartz, M. N.; Litchfield, S. K.

    2005-01-01

    Deaf Education Teacher Preparation Programs must prepare teachers to staff an increasing number of oral programs. A survey was conducted to determine which competencies administrators of deaf education programs rate as important for teachers in oral programs and to compare ratings of these competencies by oral school administrators to ratings made…

  11. Math Wars: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

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    Latterell, Carmen M.

    2008-01-01

    Parents are concerned about their children's math learning. Teachers are concerned about math teaching. When parents see what children are bringing home under the new curriculum, it is clear that their children are not working on the same mathematics that parents remember from the time when they were in school. But, the problem goes beyond grades…

  12. Teacher Perspectives on Parental Involvement in an Urban Elementary School

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    Mannix-Lesh, Delane Sharon

    2013-01-01

    Literature shows that parental involvement impacts student performance, but many schools struggle to maintain parents' involvement. The relationship between teacher invitations and parents' willingness to get involved has been studied as part of the struggle. This correlational study investigated the association between the beliefs of…

  13. Preservice Teacher Attitudes toward Gay and Lesbian Parents

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    Herbstrith, Julie C.; Tobin, Renée M.; Hesson-McInnis, Matthew S.; Schneider, W. Joel

    2013-01-01

    Gay and lesbian parents are raising an increasing number of children, but little is known about how these parents are viewed by school personnel. In this study, preservice teacher attitudes toward gay and lesbian parents were assessed using implicit, explicit, behavioral, and behavioroid measures. Implicit measures indicate that participants rated…

  14. Exploring Everyday Math: Ideas for Students, Teachers, and Parents

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    Apelman, Maja; King, Julie

    This book focuses on everyday math and parent involvement. It is divided into three parts and contains activities that help teachers involve parents in everyday math. Part I, Getting Started, describes the organization of the book and includes a curriculum chart. Part II, Involving Parents, discusses how children learn math and strategies for…

  15. Teachers' and Administrators' Perceptions of Knowledge Management Competence of High School Administrators

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    Memisoglu, Salih Pasa

    2016-01-01

    This study aims to determine the teachers' and administrators' perceptions of knowledge management competence in high school administration. The study was conducted using the screening model and the study group consisted of 162 teachers and 35 administrators working at eight high schools in Turkey. Administrators' knowledge management competence…

  16. Parent beliefs and children's social-behavioral functioning: the mediating role of parent-teacher relationships.

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    Kim, Elizabeth Moorman; Sheridan, Susan M; Kwon, Kyongboon; Koziol, Natalie

    2013-04-01

    This research investigated whether parent-teacher relationship quality mediated the relation between parents' motivational beliefs and children's adaptive functioning and externalizing behaviors. The sample consisted of kindergarten through third-grade children with behavioral concerns (N=206). Parents reported on their motivational beliefs (i.e., role construction and efficacy), and teachers reported on the quality of their relationships with parents and children's adaptive functioning (i.e., social and adaptive skills) and externalizing behaviors. Results indicated that parents' motivational beliefs were related significantly and positively to children's adaptive functioning and negatively to children's externalizing behaviors. Parents' motivational beliefs were also significantly associated with enhanced parent-teacher relationship quality. There was a significant medium-sized indirect effect of parents' motivational beliefs on children's adaptive functioning through parent-teacher relationship quality (k(2)=.12) and a small indirect effect of parents' motivational beliefs on children's externalizing behaviors (k(2)=.05). This research suggests that parent-teacher relationship quality may be one mechanism by which the benefits of parents' motivational beliefs are transmitted to children.

  17. The Influence of Parenting Experience on Special Education Teachers' Pedagogy

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    Koch, Katherine A.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of teachers who have the dual role of parent and teacher of children with disabilities. Data were collected in a qualitative methodology through semi-structured interviews with participants about their experiences. Questions focused on how teachers 1) experienced their roles, 2) addressed…

  18. The Relation between Prospective Teachers' and Their Parents' Learning Styles

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    Vural, Levent

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study is to investigate the relation between the learning styles of teacher candidates and those of their parents. Relational survey method has been employed to conduct the study. The target group contains 211 novice teachers studying at different teacher training departments of a Turkish university. The Grasha-Riechmann Student…

  19. The Tip of the Iceberg: Teacher Distrust of Administrators.

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    Rothstein, Stanley W.

    1980-01-01

    The ambivalent attitudes of prospective administrators is the tip of the iceberg, hiding resentments which have been aggravated by teachers' militancy and administrators' obtuseness. To get teachers to understand and cope with these feelings, as they study educational administration, is an important challenge for professional schools of education.…

  20. Teacher Trust in District Administration: A Promising Line of Inquiry

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    Adams, Curt M.; Miskell, Ryan C.

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: We set out in this study to establish a foundation for a line of inquiry around teacher trust in district administration by (1) describing the role of trust in capacity building, (2) conceptualizing trust in district administration, (3) developing a scale to measure teacher trust in district administration, and (4) testing the…

  1. Viewing Teachers as Leaders without Being Administrators

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    Warren, Louis L.

    2016-01-01

    What makes teachers effective in the classroom? Research indicates that teachers effectiveness is contingent upon the teacher knowing pedagogy, learn theory, knowledge of subject matter, experience as well as other qualifications such as classroom management skills. Teachers effectiveness are often determined by three indicators; teachers' scores…

  2. Parent-teacher agreement on ADHD symptoms across development.

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    Narad, Megan E; Garner, Annie A; Peugh, James L; Tamm, Leanne; Antonini, Tanya N; Kingery, Kathleen M; Simon, John O; Epstein, Jeffery N

    2015-03-01

    Parent-teacher agreement on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptom ratings ranges from low to moderate. Most studies evaluating parent-teacher agreement have not assessed measurement invariance across raters. Hence, it is unclear whether discordance across raters is due to differing ADHD constructs across raters or other factors (e.g., subjective differences across raters). Additionally, the effect of development on parent-teacher agreement is relatively unknown. To address these limitations, the present study used parent and teacher ADHD ratings from a large (N = 6,659) developmentally diverse (ages 4-17) sample. Using exploratory structural equation modeling on half the sample, and then confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) on the other half of the sample, confirmed a 2-factor structure with significant cross-loadings for the 18 ADHD symptoms. CFA invariance analyses demonstrated that the 2-factor symptom structure was similar across raters and age groups. After confirming measurement invariance, the correlation between latent factors within and across raters was examined for each age group as well as across age groups. Parents reported greater severity of ADHD symptoms than did teachers, and both parents and teachers reported higher levels of hyperactivity/impulsivity in younger children than in older children and consistent levels of inattention across development. Finally, correlations between parent-teacher ratings of like factors were weak for inattention and moderate-strong for hyperactivity/impulsivity, and the magnitude of parent-teacher agreement did not vary across development. In conclusion, while parent and teacher ratings of ADHD behaviors are only weakly to moderately correlated, each reporter provides unique and valid clinical information as it relates to ADHD symptom presentation.

  3. ADHD, Parent Perspectives and Parent-Teacher Relationships: Grounds for Conflict

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    Gwernan-Jones, Ruth; Moore, Darren A.; Garside, Ruth; Richardson, Michelle; Thompson-Coon, Jo; Rogers, Morwenna; Cooper, Paul; Stein, Ken; Ford, Tamsin

    2015-01-01

    Educational policy and the school effectiveness movement often involve rhetoric about the benefit of parent involvement in schools, but high-quality relationships between parents and teachers are not always straightforwardly achieved, and this may be particularly true in the case of parents of children presenting with academic problems and/or…

  4. Changing Patterns of Parent-Teacher Communication and Parent Involvement from Preschool to School

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    Murray, Elizabeth; McFarland-Piazza, Laura; Harrison, Linda J.

    2015-01-01

    PreschoolThis study investigated the nature of parent involvement and parent-educator communication in prior-to-school early childhood settings and school, to explore relations to social capital variables and consistencies and changes in practices over time. Parent interview and teacher questionnaire data from two waves of the Longitudinal Study…

  5. Teacher-Parent Relationships: Influence of Gender and Education on Organizational Parents' Counterproductive Behaviors

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    Pepe, Alessandro; Addimando, Loredana

    2014-01-01

    The present paper examines the influence of parent's demographics (gender and educational level) and a contextual variable (school grade) on counterproductive parents' behavior during interaction with teachers. Data were gathered by administering the Italian version of the Challenging Parent Standard Questionnaire (Pepe 2010) to a sample of…

  6. Helping Teachers Be Successful: Lessons for Administrators

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    Neill, Steven W.; Bland, Paul; Church, Edwin; Clayburn, Climetine; Shimeall, W. Michael

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this study was to identify areas of teacher performance that were lacking to the point that the teacher was nonrenewed. Individual school districts can gain insight into why teachers are failing and make adjustments to their training and teacher induction programs that will improve professional practice. The study found that teachers…

  7. Teacher Demoralization, Disempowerment and School Administration

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    Tsang, Kwok Kuen; Liu, Dian

    2016-01-01

    Teacher demoralization is a concept describing the negative emotional experiences affecting teachers' well-being and quality of teaching. However, since the dominant discourse about teacher demoralization is influenced by psychological perspectives, especially the theory of burnout, most of effort to promote teachers' well-being and quality of…

  8. Parent, Teacher, and Self Perceptions of Psychosocial Functioning in Intellectually Gifted Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Foley Nicpon, Megan; Doobay, Alissa F.; Assouline, Susan G.

    2010-01-01

    Parent, teacher, and self-perceptions of 54 high ability students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were assessed through administration of the Behavioral Assessment Scales for Children, Second Edition. Parent reports resulted in clinically elevated scores on the Atypicality, Attention Problems, Depression, Hyperactivity, Withdrawal, Activities…

  9. Help Teachers Engage Students: Action Tools for Administrators

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    Brinkman, Annette; Forlini, Gary; Williams, Ellen

    2009-01-01

    This unique, hands-on reference for school administrators offers guidelines for effective student engagement as well as reproducible action tools that will enable you to: (1) Identify and share "The Big Eight Student Engagement Strategies" with your teachers; (2) Promote teacher growth and provide support for new and/or struggling teachers; (3)…

  10. Administrative Context and Novice Teacher-Mentor Interactions

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    Pogodzinski, Ben

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: Mentoring can improve novice teacher effectiveness and reduce teacher attrition, yet the depth and breadth of mentoring can vary greatly within and between schools. The purpose of this paper is to identify the extent to which a school's administrative context is associated with the focus and frequency of novice teacher-mentor…

  11. Changing Teacher Attitudes and Actions To Promote Better Parent-Teacher Communication.

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    Schweiker-Marra, Karyn E.

    2000-01-01

    Using qualitative information (faculty meeting transcripts) and a survey, researchers showed that seven statements pertaining to parent-teacher communication at a large rural middle school were poorly rated. A subsequent survey showed improved teacher attitudes, thanks to a monthly newspaper, parent hotline, web page, and other changes. (Contains…

  12. Teachers' Attitudes toward Parents' Involvement in School: Comparing Teachers in the USA and Israel

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    Dor, Asnat; Rucker-Naidu, T. Brooke

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is a qualitative comparison of Israeli and U.S. teachers' views and attitudes toward parents' involvement in school. Fifty-six elementary school and secondary school teachers in Israel and in the state of Maryland, USA were asked to define parents' involvement, their feelings towards it, and its challenges and strengths.…

  13. Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Administrators and Job Satisfaction

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    Davis, Christen M.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate administrative influence on teacher job satisfaction based on the perspectives of teachers using Frederick Herzberg, Bernard Mausner, and Barbara Snyderman's Two-Factor Theory on job satisfaction as the theoretical framework. This study also explored the administrative actions and behaviors that…

  14. Teachers' Perceptions of Administrative Support in Incentive Grant Schools

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    Crowder, William J., Jr.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' perceptions of administrative support in incentive grant schools. The primary objective of this study is to determine the effect of participation in an incentive grant on the perceived level of administrative support. The research questions were as follows: 1) Do teachers who are participating…

  15. Teacher and Administrator Views on School Principals' Accountability

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    Argon, Turkan

    2015-01-01

    The current study aims to identify teacher and administrator views regarding primary school principals' accountability. The case study model, a qualitative research method, was adopted in the study using the holistic single-case design. The working group was composed of a total of 56 individuals, 42 teachers and 14 administrators (11 principals…

  16. Parent Empowerment: Connecting with Preservice Special Education Teachers

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    Murray, Mary M.; Handyside, Lisa M.; Straka, Leslie A.; Arton-Titus, Tabatha V.

    2013-01-01

    Parent empowerment includes the ability to meet the needs of one's family while feeling in control. This phenomenological study seeks to understand the experience of 71 parents of children with disabilities who participated with pre-service teachers in a 16-week special education course between 2006 and 2010. Analysis of pre-course and post-course…

  17. Increasing the Effectiveness of Parents-as-Teachers.

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    Stern, Carolyn; And Others

    This study involved the use of group process techniques in meetings at which parents and teachers were encouraged to express their feelings, frustrations, needs and expectations. The two hypotheses tested were: (1) parents participating in the encounters will evidence more direct concern for their children's preschool education and more favorable…

  18. Laotian Refugee Parents' Perceptions of a "Best Teacher."

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    Norasing, VonMany; Mack, Faite R-P.; Collins, Sherry

    The perceptions of Laotian refugee parents about what constitutes a "best teacher" were studied. The study focused on the Lao Loum ethnic group, and did not include members of Hmong or other ethnic minority groups. Twenty-eight Likert-based interviews were conducted with Laotian refugee parents residing in 5 states in the United States. Parent…

  19. Parents Are Teachers, Too: Enriching Your Child's First Six Years.

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    Jones, Claudia

    Based on a weekly newspaper column intended to encourage parents to become involved in their children's education, this book provides encouragement and specific suggestions, in 16 chapters, for parents who want to help their children learn from everyday experiences. The chapters are: (1) "Who, Me? A Teacher?" (2) "Your Child's Self…

  20. Learning in the Early Grades: Parents and Teachers Talk.

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    Leavitt, Midge, Ed.

    This booklet contains four articles, from the perspective of both parents and teachers, concerned with learning in the early grades. "From Kindergarten to Grade One: Making the Transition" (J. Ward), is a teacher's narrative on the importance of creating a child-centered classroom and an integrated, play-based curriculum. This article…

  1. Teachers' Self-Efficacy vs. Parental Involvement: Prediction and Implementation

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    Fisher, Yael; Kostelitz, Yifat

    2015-01-01

    This research examines the influence of teachers' views regarding parental involvement on their perception of self-efficacy. Data were collected from a sample of 319 Israeli elementary schools teachers. A path analysis procedure was employed to test the mediating effect of personal background and organizational variables and perceived parental…

  2. Agreement on Childhood Disability between Parents and Teachers in Vietnam

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    Shin, Jin Y.; Nhan, Nguyen Viet; Crittenden, Kathleen; Valenti, S. Stavros; Hong, Hoang Thi Dieu

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to examine agreement on childhood disability among the teachers and parents of children with cognitive delays in Vietnam. The participants were 57 teachers in kindergarten programmes (for children 2 to 6 years of age), and 106 mothers and 93 fathers of the children attending these kindergarten programmes. The…

  3. Partnering With Parents and Communities Are Preservice Teachers Adequately Prepared?

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    Flanigan, Carolyn B.

    2005-01-01

    School, parent and community partnerships have become an educational priority at both the state and federal levels. If teacher education programs are to meet the goals of the Illinois Professional Standards, the objectives of the federal Goals 2000, and the accreditation standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education…

  4. Disability, Stigma and Otherness: Perspectives of Parents and Teachers

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    Lalvani, Priya

    2015-01-01

    This qualitative study explored the perspectives of parents and teachers in the US with regard to the meaning and implications of disability in the context of schoolling, and of raising a child with a disability. The findings revealed broad conceptual differences in the perspectives of these two groups. Teachers' beliefs were generally consistent…

  5. Bridging Cultures with a Parent-Teacher Conference.

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    Quiroz, Blanca; Greenfield, Patricia M.; Altchech, Marie

    1999-01-01

    Recent Latino immigrants may not realize that their children will be asked to relinquish collectivist values in pursuit of educational achievement. Finding child-led parent-teacher conferences incompatible with Latino values, a teacher training with the "Bridging Cultures Project" developed a less-threatening group-conference format. (10…

  6. Comparing Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on Multiple Dimensions of Teacher Professionalism

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    Tichenor, Mercedes; Tichenor, John

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we compare teacher and administrator perspectives on multiple dimensions of teacher professionalism. An instrument with a total of 51 professional behaviors and characteristics that operationalize the multiple dimensions of professionalism was developed. Survey participants, including 216 teachers and 89 administrators, were asked…

  7. Social discomfort in preadolescence: predictors of discrepancies between preadolescents and their parents and teachers.

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    Tu, Kelly M; Erath, Stephen A

    2013-04-01

    The present study investigated whether salient preadolescent behaviors and experiences predicted parents' and teachers' underestimation of preadolescents' shyness. Participants included a community sample of 129 fifth and sixth graders, along with one parent and teacher per preadolescent. Preadolescents, parents, and teachers provided reports about preadolescents' shyness, and parents and teachers rated preadolescents' prosocial and aggressive behaviors, peer victimization experiences, and academic performance. Results indicated that parent- and teacher-reported prosocial behavior, teacher-reported aggressive behavior, and parent-reported peer victimization were associated with lower parent and teacher reports of preadolescent shyness, relative to preadolescent reports, controlling for demographic variables and parent stress. Additionally, higher parent-reported academic performance was associated with lower teacher reports of preadolescent shyness, compared to preadolescent reports. These findings suggest that preadolescents with higher levels of relatively conspicuous behaviors and experiences feel more shyness than their parents and teachers report.

  8. New Parents as Teachers Project: Evaluation Report.

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    Pfannenstiel, Judy C.; Seltzer, Dianne A.

    Reported is an evaluation of a program providing information and services to first-time parents and their children from the third trimester of pregnancy until the children were three years of age. Interventions were designed to provide educational guidance to parents, to make parenting less stressful and more pleasurable, and to help parents…

  9. Turkish Prospective Early Childhood Teachers' Emotional Intelligence Level and Its Relationship to Their Parents' Parenting Styles

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    Kotaman, Hüseyin

    2016-01-01

    The current study explored Turkish prospective early childhood teachers' emotional intelligence scores in order to determine whether levels indicated differentiations according to grade level, and parenting style. Participants responded to the Turkish version of the Parenting Style Inventory and Emotional Intelligence Scale (EIS). EIS also…

  10. Variables Influencing Teacher Autonomy, Administrative Coordination, and Collaboration

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    Prichard, Caleb; Moore, Jana E.

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: Schools often vary in how they balance teacher autonomy (TA) and administrative control, and research suggests that there may be several context-specific variables which may be influential. The purpose of this paper is to determine the influence of program variables on the level of TA, administrative coordination, and administration-staff…

  11. The Communication Requirements of Democratic Schools: Parent-Teacher Perspectives on Their Relationships

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    Miretzky, Debra

    2004-01-01

    Research on parent-teacher relationships tends to relegate parents to visitor roles in schools and to reinforce student achievement as the primary goal of parent-teacher relationships. This article argues for the recognition of the importance of talk among parents and teachers both as a research methodology and as a desirable outcome in creating…

  12. Preschoolers: Questions and Answers. Psychoanalytic Consultations with Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers.

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    Furman, Erna, Ed.

    This collection of essays is written for parents, professional teachers, and caregivers to enlighten the readers about preschool children's development, the role of parent and teacher, and the nature of the parent-caregiver partnership. The essays emphasize how to observe, to understand, and to intervene with preschoolers, teachers, and parents,…

  13. Parents as "Help Labor": Inner-City Teachers' Narratives of Parent Involvement

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    Christianakis, Mary

    2011-01-01

    This article examines teachers' perceptions of parent involvement through the narratives of 15 racially and linguistically diverse teachers who worked together at Jefferson Elementary, an inner-city school in Northern California composed mostly of African-American, Latino, and Asian students. One overarching research question framed the…

  14. First-Year Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers: Challenges of Working with Parents

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    Mahmood, Sehba

    2013-01-01

    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. Internationally, early childhood teacher education programs recognize this and offer courses related to parents and families.…

  15. Administrative support of novice science teachers: A multiple case study

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    Iacuone, Leann

    Novice science teachers leave the confines of colleges and universities to embark on a new adventure in education where they aim to influence young minds, make a difference in the world, and share their love for their content. They have learned their pedagogical skills with the support and assistance of fellow classmates, a supporting professor, and a cooperating teacher. These teachers enter their new place of employment and are met with many unexpected challenges, such as a lack of resources, no one to ask questions of, and a busy staff with already established relationships, causing them to feel an overall lack of support and resulting in many new teachers rethinking their career choice and leaving the field of education within 5 years of entering. This multiple-case study investigated the administrative support 4 novice science teachers received during an academic year and the novice teachers' perceptions of the support they received to answer the following research question: How do novice science teachers who have consistent interactions with administrators develop during their first year? To answer this question, semistructured interviews, reflection journals, observations, resumes, long-range plans, and student discipline referrals were collected. The findings from this study show novice science teachers who had incidents occur in the classroom requiring administrative assistance and guidance felt more confident in enforcing their classroom management policies and procedures as the year progressed to change student behavior. The novice science teachers perceived administrators who provided resources including technology, office supplies, science supplies, and the guidance of a mentor as supportive. Novice science teachers who engaged in dialogue after administrative observations, were provided the opportunity to attend professional development outside the district, and had a mentor who taught the same discipline made more changes to their instructional

  16. Preparing for School Crises: Administrator Perceptions on Supports for Teachers

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    Brophy, Chelsey M.; Maras, Melissa A.; Wang, Ze

    2015-01-01

    Traumatic events and crises involving schools and children often become high-profile occurrences; however, little attention is given to teachers and how they cope with crisis. The purpose of this study was to investigate administrators' perceptions of including additional support for teachers in school crisis policies. Specifically, the study…

  17. Eastern Kentucky Teacher and Administrative Stress: Part II

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    Wright, Sam; Ballestero, Victor

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to survey selected Eastern Kentucky Teachers (Elementary, Middle, and High School) to collect data about stress in public schools. This was a continuation study for Eastern Kentucky that collected data on how men and women teachers and men and women administrators handle stress. A stress survey (Appendix C) was…

  18. Case Study Digest: Preparing Teachers for Education Administration.

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    Hanson, Karen L., Ed.

    This case study digest is intended for classroom teachers who wish to discuss a variety of challenges in school leadership. The publication targets classroom teachers who desire leadership training and aspire to become school administrators. The case studies represent actual incidents experienced by school leaders. The cases are formatted to…

  19. Administrative Pressures and Teachers' Interpersonal Behaviour in the Classroom

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    Pelletier, Luc G.; Sharp, Elizabeth C.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of the present article is to review the contextual conditions that lead teachers to be more controlling rather than autonomy supportive with their students. Research indicates that the more teachers perceive that school administration thwarts their autonomy by imposing pressures on them, the less autonomous they are in their motivation…

  20. Teachers' Perceptions of Administrative Support and Antecedents of Turnover

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    Russell, Elizabeth Morgan; Williams, Sue W.; Gleason-Gomez, Cheryl

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the degree to which teachers' age, perceptions of fair pay, receipt of employer-sponsored health insurance, and administrative support, as operationalized by the Competing Values Framework, predicted antecedents of turnover. Teachers' thoughts of leaving their current job and commitment to a center…

  1. Mexican parents' and teachers' literacy perspectives and practices: construction of cultural capital.

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    Reese, Leslie; Arauz, Rebeca Mejía; Bazán, Antonio Ray

    2012-01-01

    This article examines the relationships among the literacy practices engaged in by first-grade children and parents at home and the ways in which these practices are communicated, shaped, and fostered by teachers and administrators in two different sociocultural environments in urban Mexico. The differences observed between the home literacy experiences of children in a working class and a middle class community included transgenerational communication of assumptions regarding literacy and schooling, as well as attitudes associated with the parents' own school experiences. Class-based expectations on the part of teachers not only shaped interactions with parents, but were also reflected in the way the national curriculum was delivered, with a greater emphasis on rote skills and traditional reading instruction in the working class community. The authors argue that the school plays a role in the co-production of cultural capital in the home through its shaping of some of the literacy practices that children and families undertake.

  2. Involving the Parents of English Language Learners in a Rural Area: Focus on the Dynamics of Teacher-Parent Interactions

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    Shim, Jenna M.

    2013-01-01

    In this study, the author suggests that the current ELL parental involvement model often overlooks the structural aspects and power asymmetry of parent-teacher relationships that can hinder productive collaboration. In doing so, the author uses postcolonial theory as a conceptual lens to investigate the dynamics of ELL parent-teacher interactions…

  3. Teachers' Perceptions of Tolerance in Teacher-Administrator Relationships in Turkey

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    Karaman-Kepenekci, Yasemin; Aypay, Ahmet

    2009-01-01

    The concept of tolerance is closely related to education. There has been a growing body of literature on the issue of tolerance in schools, since it directly influences the school climate. This study has investigated teacher perceptions of tolerance in teacher-administrator relationships in state schools in Turkey. A sample of 308 teachers was…

  4. Preservice teacher attitudes toward gay and lesbian parents.

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    Herbstrith, Julie C; Tobin, Renée M; Hesson-McInnis, Matthew S; Joel Schneider, W

    2013-09-01

    Gay and lesbian parents are raising an increasing number of children, but little is known about how these parents are viewed by school personnel. In this study, preservice teacher attitudes toward gay and lesbian parents were assessed using implicit, explicit, behavioral, and behavioroid measures. Implicit measures indicate that participants rated same-gender targets more negatively than they rated heterosexual targets, and they rated targets of gay men more negatively than they rated lesbians; however, response patterns varied by participant sex. Furthermore, implicit measures of sexual prejudice generally correlated with explicit and behavioroid measures. The implications of these findings are discussed.

  5. Discussions on Aristotle's "Ethics": Implications for Teachers and Administrators.

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    Pemberton, Janette E.

    A number of passages from Aristotle's "Ethics" are discussed in this paper, and their implications for teachers and administrators are examined. Among the many topics considered in relation to teaching and administration are: the importance of performing duties for their own sakes, tbe indispensability of knowledge, the need for…

  6. Professional Role Orientation of Women Administrators and Women Teachers

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    Nixon, Mary; Gue, L. R.

    1975-01-01

    The professional role orientation of women teachers and women administrators is compared with a limited number of variables. (Available from the Department of Educational Administration, The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada T6G 2G5; $4.00 annually.) (MLF)

  7. Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of Bullying in Schools

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    Kennedy, Tom D.; Russom, Ashley G.; Kevorkian, Meline M.

    2012-01-01

    The primary aim of this study was to explore the differences between teacher and administrator perceptions of bullying. Data were collected from 139 practicing educators and administrators who completed a survey regarding their perceptions of bullying in schools. Mann Whitney U tests were conducted to determine if perceptions of bullying varied…

  8. Guidelines for Administrators to Use in Evaluating Special Education Teachers.

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    Nissen, Earl R.

    Six essential teaching competencies and observable characteristics are outlined to help administrators evaluate special education teachers. Administrators are urged to use evaluation as an inservice tool rather than a weapon. The competencies include the following: (1) accurate and effective communication in the content area and professional…

  9. Administration Pushes Teacher-Prep Accountability

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    Sawchuk, Stephen

    2011-01-01

    Federal officials plan to overhaul the reporting requirements for higher education-based teacher preparation in favor of leaner, outcome-based indicators of program quality, according to plans outlined in the president's fiscal 2012 budget request. To bolster the overhaul, the budget also proposes a $185 million new formula grant program, dubbed…

  10. Obesity Prevention in Early Adolescence: Student, Parent, and Teacher Views

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    Power, Thomas G.; Bindler, Ruth C.; Goetz, Summer; Daratha, Kenneth B.

    2010-01-01

    Background: Obesity is a significant health problem among today's youth; however, most school-based prevention programs in this area have had limited success. Focus groups were conducted with seventh- to eighth-grade students, parents, and teachers to provide insight into the development of a comprehensive program for the prevention of adolescent…

  11. Self-Injury: Answers to Questions for Parents, Teachers, & Caregivers.

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    Bakke, Bruce L.

    This guide to preventing self-injurious behavior, in question-and-answer format, is intended for parents, teachers, and other caregivers of people with disabilities. It describes the more common types of self-injurious behavior, discusses methods for identifying causes of self injury, and outlines interventions. Specifically, the guide covers: (1)…

  12. What Parents and Teachers Should Know about Academic Acceleration.

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    Guenther, Alex

    Designed for teachers and parents, this pamphlet addresses academic acceleration for gifted children and offers brief descriptions of some major types of acceleration along with issues of assessment and appropriateness for each. Early admission to kindergarten is described as attractive because it allows children to be accelerated without the…

  13. Needs Assessment: Reconciliation of Children, Parent and Teacher Views.

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    Celotta, Beverly; Sobol, Betty

    1983-01-01

    Describes how, over two years, a steering committee at Cherokee Lane Elementary School (Maryland), which was intended to plan, implement, and evaluate an elementary guidance program, dealt with problems of discrepant perceptions of children's needs by children, parents, and teachers. (MH)

  14. Developing Active Readers: Ideas for Parents, Teachers, and Librarians.

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    Monson, Dianne L., Ed.; McClenathan, DayAnn K., Ed.

    Developed by the International Reading Association Library Resources and Reading Committee, this book is designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians provide children with books and reading experiences that will make reading a lifetime habit. Part One, "The Right Book for Each Child: Book Selection and Library Use," contains the following…

  15. Parental Attitude and Teacher Behaviours in Predicting School Bullying

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    Erdogdu, M. Yüksel

    2016-01-01

    The main goal of this research is to present the relationship between "parental attitude and teacher behaviors in predicting school bullying". The population of this research is consisted of all primary school 4th grade students within Istanbul Küçükçekmece Municipality borders. Data were gathered from lower, mid and upper socio-economic…

  16. Understanding ADHD: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Parents.

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    Bender, William N.

    This book is intended as a practical guide for parents and teachers in managing children or students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Specific strategies and techniques are presented that will facilitate learning for individuals with ADHD in both the home and school environment. Chapters include: "ADHD at Home and in the…

  17. Communication without Speech: A Guide for Parents and Teachers.

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    Bloomberg, Karen, Ed.; Johnson, Hilary, Ed.

    This guide addresses issues facing the parents, teachers and caregivers of children who are unable to use normal speech as a means of communication. It focuses on people who are intellectually disabled or children who are starting to use augmentative communication. The guide includes the following topics: the nature of communication; an overview…

  18. Drinking Water Activities for Students, Teachers, and Parents.

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    Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

    This guide provides teachers with materials, information, and classroom activities to enhance any drinking water curriculum. Students can use the activity sheets to further lessons and stimulate thought. Parents can use the guide to develop science projects that will provoke thought, encourage research, and provide a scientific approach to…

  19. Children Learning To Read: A Guide for Parents and Teachers.

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    Itzkoff, Seymour W.

    This nontechnical guide for parents and teachers examines learning to read from infants' babbling to the fluent reading of children reading independently for pleasure. Chapter 1, "Baby Speaks," describes language development in infancy. Chapter 2, "Our Alphabet: Language by Ear and by Eye," presents the alphabetic system and…

  20. What Teachers and Parents Should Know about Ritalin.

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    Prater, Mary Anne; Pancheri, Christina

    1999-01-01

    Presents basic information on Ritalin, a frequently prescribed stimulant medication for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A quiz evaluates the reader's knowledge level and is followed by an explanation of the correct answers. Also considered are pros and cons of Ritalin use, teachers' and parents' responses to the quiz, and…

  1. Children's, Parents' and Teachers' Perceptions of Child Wellbeing

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    Sixsmith, Jane; Gabhainn, Saoirse Nic; Fleming, Collette; O'Higgins, Sioban

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present an exploration of parents', teachers' and children's perspectives on children's understanding of wellbeing with the aim of illuminating and comparing the conceptualisation of wellbeing from these three perspectives. Design/methodology/approach: The participatory method developed to undertake the…

  2. Korean Parental Beliefs about ELT from the Perspective of Teachers

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    Linse, Caroline

    2011-01-01

    In South Korea, as in many other parts of the world, children begin learning English when they are very young. Korean parents want their children to learn English as quickly as possible and often make heavy financial and other investments in their children's English language education. English language teachers of school-age learners in Korea…

  3. Teacher, Parent and Student Perceptions of the Motives of Cyberbullies

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    Compton, Louise; Campbell, Marilyn A.; Mergler, Amanda

    2014-01-01

    Understanding the motivation of students who cyberbully is important for both prevention and intervention efforts for this insidious form of bullying. This qualitative exploratory study used focus groups to examine the views of teachers, parents and students as to the motivation of students who cyberbully and who bully in other traditional forms.…

  4. The DELF in Canada: Perceptions of Students, Teachers, and Parents

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    Vandergrift, Larry

    2015-01-01

    The "Diplôme d'études de langue française" (DELF) has recently gained attention in Canada for its potential as a national French second language (FSL) proficiency test. This article explores the perceptions of students, teachers, and parents in various school jurisdictions across Canada on a range of issues related to the DELF test and…

  5. Tools for Student Success: Selected Publications for Parents and Teachers.

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    Department of Education, Washington, DC.

    In support of President Bush's commitment to giving parents and teachers tools to help children succeed, the U.S. Department of Education has developed a number of publications featuring the latest research and most effective practices in subjects such as reading, homework, and staying drug free. This catalog provides brief descriptions of each…

  6. Parents and Teachers Working Together for Advocacy through Public Relations.

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    Karnes, Frances A.; Lewis, Joan D.; Stephens, Kristen R.

    1999-01-01

    Offers guidance for parents, teachers, and other advocates for gifted education on the use of public relations to increase local, state, and national support. Topics covered include the importance of using the media, state-level strategies, targeting the audience, planning a public-relations campaign, and some possible print and non-print media…

  7. Seed Experiments for Students. Tips & Demonstrations for Teachers & Parents.

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    Tant, Carl

    This book provides a short course in the mysteries of seed structure, function, and development. Chapter 1, "Backgrounds, Hints, And Tips For Teachers And Parents," provides a basis for working with the mid-years student. Chapater 2, "Where Do I Start? What Do I Do?" provides procedural tips for science research. Chapter 3,…

  8. Incredible Years Parent and Teacher Programmes: Emerging Themes and Issues

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    Wetherall, Michelle

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the Incredible Years Parent and Teacher Programmes that have originated from the work of Webster-Stratton. It provides a brief background on the programmes and a critical analysis of the issues as identified in current literature. The issues can be grouped into four main categories, the first being government decision-making…

  9. Mother Tongue Usage in Ghanaian Pre-Schools: Perceptions of Parents and Teachers

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    Tackie-Ofosu, Vivian; Mahama, Sheriffa; Vandyck, E. Solomon Tetteh Dosoo; Kumador, David Kwame; Toku, Nana Ama Afriyie

    2015-01-01

    The present study investigated the perceptions of parents and teachers on the use of the mother tongue and their preferred medium of communication and instruction for preschool children at home and in school. The sample was made up of a cross-section of parents and teachers (N=120, Female=80% for teachers and 55% for parents) of children (between…

  10. Validity and Utility of the Parent--Teacher Relationship Scale-II

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    Dawson, Anne E.; Wymbs, Brian T.

    2016-01-01

    Preliminary findings indicate that positive relations between parents and teachers are associated with successful school outcomes for children. However, measures available to assess parent-teacher relations are scant. The current study examined validity evidence for the Parent-Teacher Relationship Scale-I (PTRS). Specifically, the internal…

  11. Teachers' Perspectives on Using E-Mail to Communicate with Parents

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    Kilgore, Amanda J.

    2010-01-01

    Research has shown that positive communication between parents and teachers at all grade levels is essential for student success and parent-teacher relationship formation. This positive communication practice is the key component of the parent-teacher relationship that is supported by the uncertainty reduction theory. The purpose of this study was…

  12. Researching Teachers' and Parents' Perceptions of Dialogue

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    Tveit, Anne Dorthe

    2014-01-01

    While there has been a great deal of research done on parent involvement and the challenges of conducting effective dialogue in parent-teacher meetings, less attention has been paid to how teachers and parents themselves perceive dialogue. The purpose of the present article is to study whether deliberative principles are vital to teachers'…

  13. Preschool Children's War Play: How Do Greek Teachers and Parents Cope with It?

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    Doliopoulou, Elsie

    1998-01-01

    Replicated Carlsson-Paige and Levin's studies on teachers and parents coping with children's war play in Greece. Found that teachers' and parents' opinions were comparable to Americans'. Most Greek teachers limited rather than banned war play and were satisfied with their approach to war play. Parents' approaches were similar to those of…

  14. Social Discomfort in Preadolescence: Predictors of Discrepancies between Preadolescents and Their Parents and Teachers

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    Tu, Kelly M.; Erath, Stephen A.

    2013-01-01

    The present study investigated whether salient preadolescent behaviors and experiences predicted parents' and teachers' underestimation of preadolescents' shyness. Participants included a community sample of 129 fifth and sixth graders, along with one parent and teacher per preadolescent. Preadolescents, parents, and teachers provided reports…

  15. Opinions of Teachers and Parents Concerning Contemporary Issues Affecting Rural Schools.

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    Peach, Larry E.; Reddick, Thomas L.

    A random selection of 700 parents and teachers representing rural central Tennessee schools was surveyed in order to make their opinions available to policy makers. Usable responses were returned by 196 parents and 224 teachers. Parents opposed increasing public school funds through a lottery; teachers approved. Both groups believed that prayer…

  16. The Role of Parents as Teachers.

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    Recruitment Leadership and Training Inst., Philadelphia, PA.

    This illustrated booklet, designed for parents of preschool children, suggests informal learning activities which have the potential to enhance the social, emotional, cognitive, motor, and language development of preschool children. Three categories of games and activities are presented: (1) language games, (2) mathematical concept games, and (3)…

  17. Crossing the Hall: Teacher-Librarianship as a Route to School Administration.

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    Strachan, Barbara

    1995-01-01

    Discusses teacher-librarianship as a route to school administration. Highlights include qualifications, experience, job satisfaction as a teacher-librarian and as an administrator, reasons for moving into administration, administrative skills developed as a teacher-librarian, attitudes brought to both roles, aspects of teacher-librarianship that…

  18. Voices of Students, Parents, and Teachers in China's Secondary Education Reform

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    Joong, Peter; Ying, Xiong; Lin, Li; Jian, Pan Chun

    2006-01-01

    The goal of this study was to examine how and to what extent secondary teachers have implemented educational reforms in China that have had a direct impact on students, teachers, and parents. The survey concluded that teachers and parents liked the reform initiatives. Most teachers were able to make changes that supported the reforms even though…

  19. Comparison of Parent and Teacher Perceptions of Essential Website Features and Elementary Teacher Website Use: Implications for Teacher Communication Practice

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    Roman, Tiffany A.; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne T.

    2016-01-01

    Within the United States, there has been a call for timely, effective, and targeted communication between home and school environments to increase student achievement and engage parents (Project Tomorrow, 2011a). Although teachers can use websites as a means of communication to connect with parents online (Dunn, 2011; Janicki &…

  20. Administrator Perspectives of Ohio's Teacher Evaluation System: Implications for Educational Administration Programs in Higher Education

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    Williams, Nicole V.; Crates, Kathleen

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to elicit elementary and middle school administrators' perceptions of the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES). The researchers created a questionnaire to learn administrators' experiences with and attitudes, opinions, beliefs, and knowledge of OTES thus far. The questionnaire consisted of twenty-five Likert-based…

  1. Administrators as Advocates for Teacher Collaboration

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    Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Baumer, Patricia; Lichon, Kathryn

    2015-01-01

    This column contends that administrators are responsible for constructing a culture of collaboration in their schools and that ultimately, the facilitation of collaboration affects students' academic achievement. Within the context of a leadership scenario, this article outlines the need for, function of, and logistical implementation of…

  2. Praxis as Dialogue: Teacher and Administrator

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    Bragelman, John

    2015-01-01

    In the spring of 2014, John Bragelman accepted an administrative position at a community college in Chicago. He struggled with the decision because it meant leaving the mathematics classroom, a space he calls home. As a critical educator, he had the opportunity to watch his students become critical participators in their communities, readers and…

  3. Triangulating Principal Effectiveness: How Perspectives of Parents, Teachers, and Assistant Principals Identify the Central Importance of Managerial Skills

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    Grissom, Jason A.; Loeb, Susanna

    2011-01-01

    While the importance of effective principals is undisputed, few studies have identified specific skills that principals need to promote school success. This study draws on unique data combining survey responses from principals, assistant principals, teachers, and parents with rich administrative data to determine which principal skills correlate…

  4. Youth at Risk: A Resource for Counselors, Teachers and Parents. Part 4. Combating the Ultimate Risk: School Dropout.

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    Kushman, James W.; And Others

    This document consists of Part 4 of a book of readings on at-risk youth designed to provide information and strategies for counselors, teachers, parents, administrators, social workers, and others who work with youth at risk. Part 4 deals with the school dropout and school and community programs that have proven to be effective in working with…

  5. The Parenting for Prevention Information Series: For Parents, Teachers, and Other Caregivers.

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    Johnson Inst., Minneapolis, MN.

    Intended for parents, teachers, and other caregivers, this set of guide booklets presents simple and effective skills for communicating with children and adolescents on a variety of child-rearing and life-safety issues including sexuality and drug abuse. The 23 booklets are:(1) "How To Set Guidelines for Teenage Parties"; (2) "What To Teach Kids…

  6. Teacher Evaluation in Practice: Year 3 Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of REACH. Research Brief

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    Sporte, Susan E.; Jiang, Jennie Y.

    2016-01-01

    Three years after the launch of Chicago's redesigned teacher evaluation system, Recognizing Educators Advancing Chicago Students (REACH) Students, most teachers and administrators continue to report they believe REACH has the potential to improve instruction and student learning, and they remain negative about the use of student growth in…

  7. Perceived Effects of LAUSD's New Teacher Growth and Development Cycle on Teacher and Administrator Practice

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    Meza, Douglas Renato

    2013-01-01

    The objective of this study was to document teachers' and administrators' perceptions of how, if at all, LAUSD's new Teacher Growth and Development Cycle (TGDC) changed their practice in ways that can be expected to lead to improved student learning. Specific emphasis was placed on how the TGDC, the comprehensive observational system (teacher…

  8. The Stress Stories of School Teachers and Administrators.

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    Sarros, James C.

    A survey questionnaire on aspects of the job that contributed to burnout received responses from 128 school-based administrators and 635 teachers in a large Western Canadian urban school district. Subjects identified work conditions which contributed to feelings of overextension and exhaustion, to negative attitudes and impersonal responses, and…

  9. Planning for Transition: An Implementation Guide for Administrators and Teachers.

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    Kelker, Katharin; And Others

    This implementation guide, based on the MESH model (Montana Model for Education of the Severely Handicapped), is intended to assist administrators and teachers in planning for the transition of special education students from one placement to another, with emphasis on preparation for community living and independent functioning. The 11 modules…

  10. Teacher and Administrator Evaluation. Bibliographies in Education. No. 74.

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    Moll, Marita

    This annotated bibliography contains 602 references on teacher and administrator evaluation appearing, between May 1975 and September 1981, in: (1) Bibliographie du Quebec (Bibliotheque nationale du Quebec); (2) British Education Index (British Library); (3) Canadian Books in Print (University of Toronto Press); (4) Canadian Education Index; (5)…

  11. Eastern Kentucky Teacher and Administrative Stress: Part III

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    Wright, Sam; Ballestero, Victor

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to survey randomly selected Eastern Kentucky Superintendents to collect data about stress in public schools. This was the third year of a continuation study for Eastern Kentucky that collected data on how men and women teachers and men and women administrators handle stress. A stress survey (Appendix A) was sent to…

  12. The Role of Administrators in Career and Technical Teacher Induction

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    Sandford, Brian; Self, Mary Jo

    2011-01-01

    Now in its 9th year of implementation, Oklahoma's Career Tech New Teacher Induction (NTI) has an overall retention rate of 82.6%. A team approach is used and collaboration occurs between local administrators, a local mentor, and a higher education representative. This manuscript focuses on 3 years of both qualitative and quantitative data…

  13. Administrative Rules Governing the Certification of Michigan Teachers. [Revised.

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    Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.

    This booklet sets forth the administrative rules governing the certification of Michigan teachers. Subject areas include: (1) general provisions; (2) state provisional certificates; (3) state continuing certificates; (4) state special permits; (5) educational institutions; (6) vocational endorsement and authorization; (7) certification of teachers…

  14. The Teacher Applicant Pool: What Top Administrators Seek.

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    Trimble, Susan

    2001-01-01

    Faced with an applicant pool deficient in credentials and classroom skills, savvy administrators can spot applicants' potential, discerning those individuals likely to blossom into effective teachers. Important qualities include a strong work ethic, people and communication skills, and enthusiasm for teaching. Deciphering hidden meanings behind…

  15. Evaluating the Bilingual Teacher: A Monolingual Administrator's Challenge.

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    White, Mary E.

    This paper examines evaluation processes used to assess bilingual educators' teaching performance when monolingual administrators conduct the review, highlighting the importance of bilingual teachers in bilingual education programs. The four basic types of bilingual instruction include the following: English immersion, English as a Second Language…

  16. Knowledge, attitudes and practices among parents and teachers about soil-transmitted helminthiasis control programs for school children in Guimaras, Philippines.

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    Parikh, Divya Sinha; Totañes, Francis I G; Tuliao, Alex H; Ciro, Raezelle N T; Macatangay, Bernard J C; Belizario, Vicente Y

    2013-09-01

    We determined the attitudes toward and practices regarding soil-transmitted helminthes (STH) control among parents and school teachers to identify reasons behind attitudes and practices that do not promote STH control. Written knowledge, attitudes and practices surveys were distributed to parents (N = 531) and teachers (N = 105) of students at 11 elementary schools in Guimaras Province, the Philippines. The survey addressed attitudes about mass drug administration (MDA), knowledge about STH control, hygienic practices, and acceptability of distributing deworming tablets among teachers. More than 90% of parents and teachers held favorable attitudes towards MDA. Sixty-nine percent of parents and 75.5% of teachers believed stool exams were necessary before MDA. Thirty-seven percent of parents stated they would not allow teachers to administer deworming tablets and 91.5% of parents feared teachers would not detect side effects of the medication. Forty-eight percent of teachers felt they could safely give deworming tablets and 81.4% of teachers were afraid of managing the side effects of deworming tablets. Forty-seven point eight percent of parents and 42.2% of teachers stated defecation in the open occured in their community. Although attitudes toward STH control were largely favorable, misconceptions about the MDA strategy, lack of support for teachers giving deworming tablets, and the practice of open defecation still exist as barriers to STH control efforts. The next step to achieve effective STH control will be to clarify misconceptions in education campaigns, to train teachers about medication administration, campaign to improve sanitation and hygiene and begin targeted mass treatment in Guimaras, the Philippines.

  17. An evaluation of computer-based programmed instruction for promoting teachers' greetings of parents by name.

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    Ingvarsson, Einar T; Hanley, Gregory P

    2006-01-01

    Although greeting parents by name facilitates subsequent parent-teacher communication, baseline measures revealed that 4 preschool teachers never or rarely greeted parents by name during morning check-in. To promote frequent and accurate use of parents' names by teachers, the effects of a fully automated computerized assessment and programmed instruction (CAPI) intervention were evaluated in a multiple baseline design. The CAPI intervention involved assessment and training of relations among parents' and children's pictures and names, and produced rapid learning of parent names. The CAPI intervention also resulted in substantial improvements in the classroom use of parents' names for 3 of the 4 teachers; however, a supervisor-mediated feedback package (consisting of instructions, differential reinforcement, and error correction) was necessary to maintain name use for 2 of those teachers. The practical strengths and limitations of computer-based teacher training are discussed.

  18. Collaboration between teachers and parents of children with ASD on issues of education.

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    Syriopoulou-Delli, Christine K; Cassimos, Dimitrios C; Polychronopoulou, Stavroula A

    2016-08-01

    This study examines the views of teachers and parents on critical issues concerning their collaboration in the education of children with ASD. For the purposes of this study, a total of 171 teachers and 50 parents of children with ASD, attending mainstream or special primary school units, were randomly selected in Greece in order to respond to a structured questionnaire. The majority of teachers and parents were found to be of the opinion that communication and collaboration between teachers and parents are rendered as critical [n=165 teachers (96.5%), n=50 parents (100%)]. Postgraduate academic studies and working experience with children with ASD are seen to be the most important factors shaping the attitudes of teachers towards collaboration with parents. On the other hand, the types of working unit teachers were employed in are seen to rank in lower importance.

  19. Teacher-Parent Communication and Parents' Ability to Select Reading Material: A Study of a Baggy Book Program

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    Lorenz, Kelley M.

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the effects of a home-reading program on parent-teacher communication and on the ability of parents to select reading material for their children. In this qualitative case study, parents of 4th grade students participated in a reading homework program with their children. Using constructivist theories, the study's…

  20. Playing Their Parts: Parents and Teachers Talk about Parental Involvement in Public Schools. A Report from Public Agenda.

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    Farkas, Steve; Johnson, Jean; Duffett, Ann; Aulicino, Claire; McHugh, Joanna

    This report summarizes findings from two national opinion surveys that looked at issues surrounding parental involvement in schools. One survey assessed the views of 1,000 public school teachers; the other examined the views of 1,220 parents of children currently in public school. The focus of the survey was to find out what parents and teachers…

  1. Congruence in Parent-Teacher Relationships: The Role of Shared Perceptions

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    Minke, Kathleen M.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Moorman Kim, Elizabeth; Ryoo, Ji Hoon; Koziol, Natalie A.

    2014-01-01

    Parental engagement is an important avenue for supporting student achievement. Positive relationships between parents and teachers are increasingly recognized as vital in this process. Most studies consider parents' and teachers' perceptions separately, and it is unknown whether shared perceptions of relationship quality matter with respect to…

  2. Pre-Service Teachers and Muslim Parents: Exploring Religious Diversity in Canadian Public Schools

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    Guo, Yan

    2015-01-01

    This study explores how a group of Caucasian pre-service teachers responded to Muslim immigrant parents' accounts of the marginalization of their faith practices in Canadian public schools. Data were collected through interviews with parents, dialogues between parents and pre-service teachers, online reflections, and focus groups among pre-service…

  3. Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Teachers and Parents with Coming Out in a School Setting.

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    Bliss, Gail K.; Harris, Mary B.

    1998-01-01

    Responses to an anonymous questionnaire on homosexuality disclosure at school by 34 teachers and 19 parents showed that teachers were more likely to disclose their sexual orientation to other teachers than to principals, and to women than to men. Reasons for nondisclosure by parents were fear of discrimination towards their child. (EMS)

  4. Socioeconomic Status and Its Effect on Teacher/Parental Communication in Schools

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    Ankrum, Raymond J.

    2016-01-01

    The power of communication and community engagement utilized by teachers to actively involve parents and guardians in the educational process of their children is essential to the growth of the students. An important component to student motivation is a teacher's ability to leverage parental/guardian relationships. A teacher's ability to form…

  5. Moral Task of the Teaching According to Students, Parents and Teachers.

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    Veugelers, Wiel; de Kat, Ewoud

    2003-01-01

    Surveyed teachers (n=86), parents (n=180), and students (n=571) in the Netherlands about what they considered to be the moral task of the teacher and how they viewed two dominant concepts: transfer of values and value communication. Stimulating communication about values was seen as most important by parents, teachers, and students. (SLD)

  6. Examining the Impact of Teacher Perceptions of Barriers of Parental Involvement

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    Johnson, Frankie V.

    2011-01-01

    One school in a Western United States was recently rated academically unacceptable by the state. That same school had an inactive Parent as Teachers organization, and teachers expressed concerns regarding low parental involvement. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the impact of teacher perceptions of barriers to parental…

  7. Preparation for Teacher-Parent Partnerships: A Practical Experience with a Family

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    Hedges, Helen; Gibbs, Colin

    2005-01-01

    The necessity for parents and teachers to work together collaboratively to optimize children's learning and development in early childhood education is well recognized. Yet, ways in which initial teacher education programs might prepare teachers for professional relationships with parents are rare in the literature. This paper reports on the use…

  8. Teacher Stress and Administrative Support as Predictors of Teachers' Self-Efficacy for Special Education Teachers in California's Central Valley

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    Kerr, Michelle Bailey

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the impact that perceived administrative support and stress had on special education teachers' self-efficacy. A survey was used to gather quantitative data from 244 special education teachers in Central California's Tulare and Fresno counties. Using correlation and regression analysis, this study found a…

  9. Parent and Teacher Concordance on the Social Responsiveness Scale for Children with Autism.

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    Azad, Gazi; Reisinger, Erica; Xie, Ming; Mandell, David S

    2016-09-01

    There are inconsistent findings regarding parent and teacher agreement on behavioral ratings of their children with autism. One possible reason for this inconsistency is that studies have not taken autism severity into account. This study examined parent and teacher concordance of social behavior based on symptom severity for children with autism. Participants were 123 parent-teacher dyads who completed the Social Responsiveness Scale. Symptom severity was assessed using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS). Results indicated that parent and teacher ratings were statistically significantly correlated at the beginning and end of the academic year, but only for severely affected children. Teacher report of social deficits was correlated with symptom severity as measured by the ADOS; parent report was not. These findings have implications for improving assessment procedures and parent-teacher collaboration.

  10. Preschool Movement Education in Turkey: Perceptions of Preschool Administrators and Parents

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    Sevimli-Celik, Serap; Kirazci, Sadettin; Ince, Mustafa Levent

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of preschool administrators and parents about preschool movement education and movement practices in preschools. Participants were 8 preschool administrators and 21 parents from 8 randomly selected private preschools in one of the municipalities in Ankara, Turkey. Semi-structured interviews,…

  11. Perceived Parenting Styles and Goal Orientations: A Study of Teacher Education Students in Hong Kong

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    Chan, Kwok-wai; Chan, Siu-mui

    2005-01-01

    Two achievement goals and three perceived parenting styles were identified in a sample of Hong Kong teacher education students. Significant correlations exist within the perceived parenting styles and the achievement goals. Parental authoritativeness was significantly and positively related to learning goal, and parental authoritarianism was…

  12. The Changing Nature of Parent-Teacher Communication: Mode Selection in the Smartphone Era

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    Thompson, Blair Christopher; Mazer, Joseph P.; Flood Grady, Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    Parent-teacher communication continues to evolve due to smartphones and other new communication technologies. In all, 1,349 parents completed the Parental Academic Support Scale to assess the frequency and importance of communication across modes. Confirmatory analysis revealed a good model fit. Media richness theory was applied to parents'…

  13. Administrative Support and Its Mediating Effect on US Public School Teachers

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    Tickle, Benjamin R.; Chang, Mido; Kim, Sunha

    2011-01-01

    This study examined the effect of administrative support on teachers' job satisfaction and intent to stay in teaching. The study employed a path analysis to the data of regular, full-time, public school teachers from the Schools and Staffing Survey teacher questionnaire. Administrative support was the most significant predictor of teachers' job…

  14. Targeting students, teachers and parents in a wellness-based prevention program in schools.

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    Russell-Mayhew, Shelly; Arthur, Nancy; Ewashen, Carol

    2007-01-01

    This study examines the effectiveness of a wellness-based prevention program on elementary and junior high students' body image, personal attitudes, and eating behaviors. Group differences in measures of student attitudes and eating behaviors are examined to determine the effect of targeting different participant combinations (students, parents, and teachers) in 10 groups. For elementary schools, student participants consisted of control (no intervention) (n = 36), student only (n = 81), student/parent (n = 124), student/parent/teacher (n = 103), and parent/teacher (n = 149). For junior high schools, student participants consisted of control (n = 143), student only (n=215), student/parent (n=65), student/parent/teacher (n = 14), and parent/teacher (n = 177). Overall, complete data was available for 1,095 students, 114 parents and 92 teachers. Results indicate that self-concept and eating attitudes and behaviors were positively affected by participation in the program. For example, in elementary schools posttest scores on the behavior subscale of the self-concept measure are significantly higher for the student/parent/teacher group than for the control group. Results indicate that a one-time wellness-based eating disorder prevention program with students, which have in the past shown to be minimally effective, may be more effective in changing attitudes and behaviors when teachers and parents are involved.

  15. A Large-Scale Examination of the Nature and Efficacy of Teachers' Practices to Engage Parents: Assessment, Parental Contact, and Student-Level Impact

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    Seitsinger, Anne M.; Felner, Robert D.; Brand, Stephen; Burns, Amy

    2008-01-01

    As schools move forward with comprehensive school reform, parents' roles have shifted and been redefined. Parent-teacher communication is critical to student success, yet how schools and teachers contact parents is the subject of few studies. Evaluations of school-change efforts require reliable and useful measures of teachers' practices in…

  16. Teacher-Administrator Ratios: A Decade of Change. BCTF Research Report. Section IV. 2009-TD-01

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    White, Margaret

    2009-01-01

    This research report examines changes in FTE teachers, FTE administrators, and teacher-administrator ratios, drawing on two data sources over two time periods. The Ministry of Education collects statistics about administrators from two different data sources. Teacher Statistics, an annual report published by the ministry uses data collected in…

  17. Preservice elementary teacher's attitudes toward gay and lesbian parenting.

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    Maney, D W; Cain, R E

    1997-08-01

    This preliminary investigation assessed preservice elementary teacher's attitudes toward homosexual parents and their children. The study populations included 195 college students enrolled in an elementary school health methods course at a large northeastern university. A 51-item " and Lesbian Parenting Questionnaire" was used for data collection purposes. Reliability estimates for the scales were: attitudes toward lesbians and gay men (alpha = .90), comfort toward gay and lesbian families (alpha = .92), and knowledge about homosexuality (alpha = .52). Most respondents agreed gay men: were not disgusting, should be allowed to teach, were not perverted, and should not overcome their feelings of homosexuality. Most respondents disagreed lesbians cannot fit into society or were sick. Nearly all agreed female homosexuality should not be a basis for job discrimination. Females were significantly (p < .001) more comfortable with gay or lesbian parents and their children than were males. Females had significantly (p < .01) more favorable attitudes toward gay fathers than did male respondents. Respondents with stronger religious attitudes had significantly (p < .01) more negative attitudes toward lesbian parents than respondents with weaker religious attitudes.

  18. Getting Parents Involved: A Handbook of Ideas for Teachers, Schools and Communities. Bill Harp Professional Teachers Library.

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    Wittreich, Yvonne M.; Jacobi, Evelyn F.; Hogue, Iris E.

    Intended as a guide for all educators associated with parent involvement--especially classroom teachers--this resource handbook addresses the issues and concerns of parents in school programs. Following an Introduction, chapters in the handbook are: (1) Why We Need Parent Involvement in Our Schools; (2) Diversity in Schools; (3) The ABC's of…

  19. The Effects of Parental Involvement, Trust in Parents, Trust in Students and Pupil Control Ideology on Conflict Management Strategies of Early Childhood Teachers

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    Karakus, Mehmet; Savas, Ahmet Cezmi

    2012-01-01

    In this study it was aimed to determine the effects of parental involvement, teachers' trust in parents and students, and teachers' pupil control ideology on the conflict management strategies used by teachers in classroom management. Data were collected from a sample of 254 teachers through paper and pencil questionnaires. Data were analyzed with…

  20. Examining a Self-Report Measure of Parent-Teacher Cocaring Relationships and Associations with Parental Involvement

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    Lang, Sarah N.; Schoppe-Sullivan, Sarah J.; Jeon, Lieny

    2017-01-01

    By adapting a self-administered assessment of coparenting, we sought to provide a new tool, the Cocaring Relationship Questionnaire, to measure parent-teacher, or cocaring relationships, and provide additional construct validity for the multidimensional concept of cocaring. Next, recognizing the importance of parental involvement for young…

  1. Teacher Preparation: Assessing Teacher Quality, Administrative Support, Standards-Based Teacher Preparation.

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    Poliakoff, Anne Rogers, Ed.

    2002-01-01

    This collection of papers focuses on the preparation of teachers by university-based education programs. The papers are: "The STEPS That Support P-12 Learning and Achievement" (Diana Rigden), which describes the Standards-based Teacher Education Project (STEP) for improving student learning; "The Responsibility for Assessing Beginning Teachers"…

  2. The Relationship between Administrative Support and Teacher Efficacy in the Professional Life of Special Education Teachers

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    Combee, Susan W.

    2014-01-01

    Administrative support plays a vital role in the self-efficacy of special education teachers (Otto & Arnold, 2005). In order to meet the education needs of special education students and comply with Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004) and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB, 2002), education leaders and…

  3. The Knowledge Base of Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers: Perspectives of Teachers and Administrators

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    Zhang, Fengjuan; Zhan, Ju

    2014-01-01

    This study explores the knowledge base of non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) working in the Canadian English as a second language (ESL) context. By examining NNESTs' experiences in seeking employment and teaching ESL in Canada, and investigating ESL program administrators' perceptions and hiring practices in relation to NNESTs, it…

  4. A large-scale examination of the nature and efficacy of teachers' practices to engage parents: assessment, parental contact, and student-level impact.

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    Seitsinger, Anne M; Felner, Robert D; Brand, Stephen; Burns, Amy

    2008-08-01

    As schools move forward with comprehensive school reform, parents' roles have shifted and been redefined. Parent-teacher communication is critical to student success, yet how schools and teachers contact parents is the subject of few studies. Evaluations of school-change efforts require reliable and useful measures of teachers' practices in communicating with parents. The structure of teacher-parent-contact practices was examined using data from multiple, longitudinal cohorts of schools and teachers from a large-scale project and found to be a reliable and stable measure of parent contact across building levels and localities. Teacher/school practices in contacting parents were found to be significantly related to parent reports of school contact performance and student academic adjustment and achievement. Implications for school improvement efforts are discussed.

  5. Violent and Prosocial Behavior by Adolescents toward Parents and Teachers in a Community Sample

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    Jaureguizar, Joana; Ibabe, Izaskun; Straus, Murray A.

    2013-01-01

    This study focused on violent and prosocial behaviors by adolescents toward parents and teachers, and the relation between such behaviors and adolescents' perceptions about the family and school environment. Gender differences in child-to-parent violence and student-to-teacher violence were also studied. The sample comprised 687 adolescents from…

  6. Parents' Experiences of Teacher Outreach in the Early Years of Schooling

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    Daniel, Graham R.

    2016-01-01

    Parent involvement in family-school partnerships is widely acknowledged as supporting children's schooling outcomes. This involvement, however, reduces as children move through the school grades, and can be lower in families from disadvantaged backgrounds. Teacher facilitation of parent involvement, or teacher outreach, is strongly linked to the…

  7. Investigating Parent and Teacher Perceptions of School, Family, and Community Connectedness

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    Droe, Kevin L.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to examine teacher and parent perceptions of school, family and community connectedness as a function of music participation and community type. An online questionnaire measuring perception of family, school and community connectedness was completed by 153 parents and 83 music teachers representing rural, suburban…

  8. What Will Teachers Do to Involve Parents in Education?: Using a Theory of Reasoned Action

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    Pryor, Brandt W.; Pryor, Caroline R.

    2009-01-01

    Parents' involvement in their children's education is associated with a variety of benefits, including higher achievement, yet teachers are not uniformly supportive and encouraging. Teacher attitudes and beliefs about parental involvement are a predictive factor which schools, and preservice programs, could influence, yet little is known about how…

  9. Why Go to School? Student, Parent and Teacher Beliefs about the Purposes of Schooling

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    Widdowson, Deborah A.; Dixon, Robyn S.; Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Irving, S. Earl

    2015-01-01

    This qualitative study explored the beliefs of students, parents and teachers on the purposes of schooling in order to provide a context for understanding beliefs and attitudes to school learning and achievement. Focus groups were conducted with Year 9 and 10 students (aged 13-15 years) and parents and teachers in three secondary schools in…

  10. Teacher Justice and Parent Support as Predictors of Learning Motivation and Visions of a Just World

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    Berti, Chiara; Mameli, Consuelo; Speltini, Giuseppina; Molinari, Luisa

    2016-01-01

    In this study we explore teacher justice and parent support in learning motivation and visions of a just world. The study sample was 509 Italian secondary school students, 163 males and 346 females. Regression analyses investigated the impact of teacher justice, parental involvement and factors of school choice (one's interests and parental…

  11. Parents and Teachers: Can Home and School Literacy Boundaries Be Broken?

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    Holland, Kathleen E.

    This study investigated home-school communication patterns between special reading teachers and parents of the children they served, with attention to teachers' and parents' views of each other as literacy supporters of children. The paper discusses the acquisition of literacy by children, formally at school and informally at home, as well as…

  12. Connecting for High Potential... "The Parent/Teacher Conference." CHP Issue 24

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    Danielian, Jeff; Langley, Susan Dulong

    2014-01-01

    "Connecting for High Potential" sheds light on questions from teachers and parents on many subject matters, however, rarely is there an opportunity to explore how the "other side" might be facing the issue. An ongoing goal of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is for teachers and parents to develop a broader…

  13. Parent and Teacher Perspectives about Problem Behavior in Children with Williams Syndrome

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    Klein-Tasman, Bonita P.; Lira, Ernesto N.; Li-Barber, Kirsten T.; Gallo, Frank J.; Brei, Natalie G.

    2015-01-01

    Problem behavior of 52 children with Williams syndrome ages 6 to 17 years old was examined based on both parent and teacher report. Generally good inter-rater agreement was found. Common areas of problem behavior based both on parent and teacher report included attention problems, anxiety difficulties, repetitive behaviors (e.g., obsessions,…

  14. It's Time to Revamp the Parent-Teacher Conference Process: Let's Include the Child!

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    Boazman, Janette

    2014-01-01

    This article focuses on the fact that very often the traditional parent-teacher conference process is missing the most important stake holder, the child. The author asks the reader to clear the traditional image of parent-teacher conferences from their mind and imagine a conference process and setting that has the potential to bring together…

  15. Musical Talent: Innate or Acquired? Perceptions of Students, Parents, and Teachers.

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    Evans, Robert J.; Bickel, Robert; Pendarvis, Edwina D.

    2000-01-01

    A survey of 125 musically gifted adolescents, 123 parents, and 88 teachers found students believed their success was due to inborn ability and hard work, parents attributed their children's musical accomplishments to encouragement provided by family and friends, and teachers attributed students' musical development to innate talent, hard work, and…

  16. Understanding Teachers' Perspectives of Factors That Influence Parental Involvement Practices in Special Education in Barbados

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    Blackman, Stacey; Mahon, Erin

    2016-01-01

    Parental involvement has been defined in various ways by researchers and is reported to have many advantages for children's education. The research utilises a case study strategy to investigate teachers' perspectives of parental involvement at four case sites in Barbados. In-depth interviews were done with teachers and analysis utilised content…

  17. Parent and Teacher Ratings of Communication among Children with Severe Disabilities and Visual Impairment/Blindness

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    Cascella, Paul W.; Trief, Ellen; Bruce, Susan M.

    2012-01-01

    Three trends emerged from independent parent and teacher ratings of receptive communication and expressive forms and functions among students with severe disabilities and visual impairment/blindness. Parents had higher ratings than teachers, receptive communication was rated the highest, and no skills occurred often. Implications are discussed for…

  18. Unvarnished Documentation: A Dialogue between Teacher and Parent in Understanding a Child's "Bad" Behavior

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    Laughlin, Liana; Turner, Terri

    2014-01-01

    Teachers are often asked to fill out progress reports that include check marks indicating if a child has met certain criteria. While this document offers a superficial glance at knowing a child, it is often the only kind of "assessment" a parent receives. The authors, a daycare teacher and a parent of Rosa, "the mean girl" in…

  19. If an Adolescent Begins To Fail in School, What Can Parents and Teachers Do? ERIC Digest.

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    Robertson, Anne S.

    Many teens experience a time when keeping up with school work is difficult. Some adolescents are able to get through this time with minimal assistance from their parents or teachers. However, when the difficulties last longer than a single grading period or are linked to a long-term pattern of poor school performance, parents and teachers may need…

  20. Teachers Helping Parents To Raise the Level of Curiosity in Young Children.

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    Green, Methlyn

    This paper presents methods by which teachers can show parents how to use opportunities they have in everyday life to peak the interest and curiosity of their children. It establishes steps to build a workshop for teachers and day care providers, sharing tips and advice and displaying books and materials which parents can use in their homes. After…

  1. Examining Similarities and Differences among Parent-Teacher Reports of Spanish-English Productive Vocabulary

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    Dubasik, Virginia L.; Svetina, Dubravka

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: The purposes of the present study were to (a) explore the relationship between parent and teacher reports of children's bilingual (Spanish-English) productive vocabulary and (b) examine similarities and differences among parent-teacher reports. Word categories were examined to determine the nature of similarities and differences.…

  2. Priorities for Developmental Areas in Early Childhood Education: A Comparison of Parents' and Teachers' Priorities

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    Sackes, Mesut

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine parents' and early childhood teachers' perceptions of the priorities for developmental areas targeted in the Turkish Early Childhood Education Curriculum for children aged 36-72 months. The sample of this study consisted of 1600 parents and 158 early childhood teachers. The study utilized a survey research…

  3. Video Production as a Tool for Raising Educator Awareness about Collaborative Teacher-Parent Partnerships

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    Wood, Lesley; Olivier, Tilla

    2011-01-01

    Background: This article describes research undertaken with teachers working in a South African township school, where parental involvement is a persistent problematic issue. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to explore the use of video production as a tool for assisting teachers to explore their perceptions about parental involvement in…

  4. From a Medicinal to Educational Context: Implementing a Signature Pedagogy for Enhanced Parent-Teacher Communication

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    Dotger, Benjamin H.

    2009-01-01

    Many teachers are not well prepared for, nor are they being trained to communicate effectively with, parents/caregivers from the different backgrounds and cultures with whom they will interact. Yet, one knows that teachers' professional communication skills are important as they work with parents to promote the success of all children in the…

  5. Using Web 2.0 Technologies: Exploring Perspectives of Students, Teachers and Parents

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    Yu, Mingmei; Yuen, Allan H. K.; Park, Jae

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the study is to explore the perspectives of students, teachers, and parents in using Web 2.0 technologies. Design/methodology/approach: This study is based on the focus group interview data collected from two groups of students, two groups of teachers, and one group of parents in a secondary school in Hong Kong. Findings:…

  6. Twins and Kindergarten Separation: Divergent Beliefs of Principals, Teachers, Parents, and Twins

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    Gordon, Lynn Melby

    2015-01-01

    Should principals enforce mandatory separation of twins in kindergarten? Do school separation beliefs of principals differ from those of teachers, parents of twins, and twins themselves? This survey questioned 131 elementary principals, 54 kindergarten teachers, 201 parents of twins, and 112 twins. A majority of principals (71%) believed that…

  7. Between Teacher & Parent: Helping the Child Who Won't Join the Group

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    Brodkin, Adele M.

    2004-01-01

    This article deals with the problem between the teacher and parent of a child who will not participate in group activities. Here, the author features the teacher's story as well as the parent's story. Some children take a long time to warm up to group play. Often, these are imaginative youngsters who are quite content to amuse themselves. They may…

  8. In Our Hands: A Multi-Site Parent-Teacher Action Research Project. Report No. 30.

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    Palanki, Ameetha; Burch, Patricia

    This report describes the efforts of eight elementary and middle schools in seven states to involve families and communities in ways that have significant impact on students' learning. Through a process called Parent-Teacher Action Research (PTAR), teams of parents and teachers, principals, and facilitators at each school closely examined their…

  9. Early Childhood Behavior Changing in Terms of Communication between Parents and Teachers

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    Dewi, Nurul Fitria Kumala; Rachmi, Titi; Imaniah, Ikhfi; Firdaus, Moh Iqbal

    2015-01-01

    The study aims to explore the effectiveness of the approach of communication between parents and teachers to change the behavior of young children. Surely, it prioritizes on the social interaction between teachers and parents of the students. The method used in this study is field research that is qualitative, while the analysis of the data used…

  10. Latent Profile Analysis of Teacher Perceptions of Parent Contact and Comfort

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    Stormont, Melissa; Herman, Keith C.; Reinke, Wendy M.; David, Kimberly B.; Goel, Nidhi

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to explore patterns of parent involvement as perceived by teachers and identify correlates of these patterns. Parent involvement indicators and correlates were selected from a review of existing research. Participants included 34 teachers and 577 children in kindergarten through third grade. The vast majority of the…

  11. Worlds Apart or Links Between: Theoretical Perspectives on Parent-Teacher Relationships.

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    Maddaus, John

    This paper explores the insights of five social theorists regarding families, schools, and parent-teacher relations. The five theorists are: (1) Urie Bronfenbrenner, a child psychologist and advocate of public policies that support families, who argues that frequent, positive communication between parents and teachers creates the optimal…

  12. Volatile Knowing: Parents, Teachers, and the Censored Story of Accountability in America's Public Schools

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    Tollefson, Kaia

    2008-01-01

    "Volatile Knowing" refers to the potential for positive change that can result when parents and teachers talk with each other about the politics and policies of externally defined accountability mandates in education. This text tells the story of twelve teachers and parents who breached the unofficial, but deeply inscribed home/school divide to…

  13. Family Mathematics Nights: An Opportunity to Improve Preservice Teachers' Understanding of Parents' Roles and Expectations

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    Bofferding, Laura; Kastberg, Signe; Hoffman, Andrew

    2016-01-01

    Providing preservice teachers with opportunities to engage with parents and begin to see them as collaborators in their children's education is a persistent challenge in mathematics methods courses and teacher preparation programs more broadly. We describe the use of family mathematics nights as a model for engaging parents and preservice…

  14. The Role of Parenting Styles and Teacher Interactional Styles in Children's Reading and Spelling Development

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    Kiuru, Noona; Aunola, Kaisa; Torppa, Minna; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Niemi, Pekka; Viljaranta, Jaana; Lyyra, Anna-Liisa; Leskinen, Esko; Tolvanen, Asko; Nurmi, Jari-Erik

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the associations between parenting styles, teacher interactional styles, and children's reading and spelling skills. The sample consisted of 864 Finnish-speaking children and their parents (864 mothers, 864 fathers) and teachers ("N" = 123). Children's risk for reading disabilities and reader status were assessed in…

  15. Teacher-Child Relationships Narrated by Parents of Children with Difficulties in Self-Regulation

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    Rautamies, Erja; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa; Vähäsantanen, Katja; Laakso, Marja-Leena

    2016-01-01

    This study addresses the relationships between teachers and children (four to six years old) with difficulties in self-regulation from the parent's point of view. Narratives were constructed in 21 interviews with parents of children who have difficulties in self-regulation. The study focused on two questions: (i) What kinds of teacher-child…

  16. Family involvement and parent-teacher relationships for students with autism spectrum disorders.

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    Garbacz, S Andrew; McIntyre, Laura Lee; Santiago, Rachel T

    2016-12-01

    Family educational involvement and parent-teacher relationships are important for supporting student outcomes and have unique implications for families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, little research has examined child and family characteristics among families of children with ASD as predictors of family involvement and parent-teacher relationships. The present study examined child and family variables that may affect family involvement and parent-teacher relationships for families of children with ASD. Findings suggested (a) parents of children with higher developmental risk reported less family involvement and poorer relationships with their child's teacher and (b) family histories accessing services predicted family involvement and parent-teacher relationships. Limitations of the current study and implications for science and practice are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record

  17. Assessing the Quality of Parent-Teacher Relationships for Students with ADHD

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    Mautone, Jennifer A.; Marcelle, Enitan; Tresco, Katy E.; Power, Thomas J.

    2015-01-01

    Family involvement in education, including quality of family-school communication, has been demonstrated repeatedly to have a substantial effect on child development and success in school; however, measures of this construct are limited. The purpose this study was to examine the factor structure and concurrent validity of the Quality of the Parent-Teacher Relationship, a subscale of the Parent-Teacher Involvement Questionnaire (PTIQ) in a sample of children with ADHD. Participants were 260 parents and teachers of children diagnosed with ADHD in grades K to 6. Results provided support for a two-factor model, consisting of separate factors for parents and teachers, and correlational findings provided support for concurrent validity. This measure appears to have utility in assessing parent-teacher relationships and evaluating the effectiveness of family-school interventions. PMID:25663718

  18. Assessing the Quality of Parent-Teacher Relationships for Students with ADHD.

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    Mautone, Jennifer A; Marcelle, Enitan; Tresco, Katy E; Power, Thomas J

    2015-02-01

    Family involvement in education, including quality of family-school communication, has been demonstrated repeatedly to have a substantial effect on child development and success in school; however, measures of this construct are limited. The purpose this study was to examine the factor structure and concurrent validity of the Quality of the Parent-Teacher Relationship, a subscale of the Parent-Teacher Involvement Questionnaire (PTIQ) in a sample of children with ADHD. Participants were 260 parents and teachers of children diagnosed with ADHD in grades K to 6. Results provided support for a two-factor model, consisting of separate factors for parents and teachers, and correlational findings provided support for concurrent validity. This measure appears to have utility in assessing parent-teacher relationships and evaluating the effectiveness of family-school interventions.

  19. New Parents as Teachers Project. Evaluation Report and Executive Evaluation Summary.

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    Pfannenstiel, Judy C.; Seltzer, Dianne A.

    Organized in 1981 by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the "New Parents as Teachers" (NPAT) program was initiated to demonstrate the value of early, high quality parent education. More specifically, the NPAT program provides age-appropriate information on children's development; helps parents increase their…

  20. Family as Faculty Parents: Influence on Teachers' Beliefs about Family Partnerships

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    Patterson, Karen B.; Webb, Kristine W.; Krudwig, Kathryn M.

    2009-01-01

    The authors describe how the participation of Family as Faculty parents in case-based instruction influenced 16 beliefs of 89 special education teacher candidates about the value of partnering with parents. The parents, who all had children with disabilities, participated in a simulated individualized education program meeting that was embedded in…

  1. How to Handle Difficult Parents: Proven Solutions for Teachers. Second Edition

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    Tingley, Suzanne Capek

    2012-01-01

    "How to Handle Difficult Parents" is a funny, but practical, guide to working effectively with parents and avoiding unnecessary conflict. Whether you're a teacher (regular or special education) or a coach, this book will give you practical suggestions regarding what to say and how to say it to parents who question your lesson plans, challenge your…

  2. Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers.

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    Strip, Carol A.

    Intended for parents of gifted children, this book stresses the importance of positive relationships between parents and teachers as they work to meet children's academic, emotional, and social needs. Individual chapters address the following topics: (1) parenting the gifted child--a wild roller coaster ride; (2) determining whether a child is…

  3. The Role of Student-Teacher Ratio in Parents' Perceptions of Schools' Engagement Efforts

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    Rodriguez, Raymond J.; Elbaum, Batya

    2014-01-01

    Research suggests a positive relationship between schools' efforts to engage parents and parents' involvement in their child's education. The authors investigated school socioeconomic status, school size, grade level, and student-teacher ratio as predictors of schools' efforts to engage parents of students receiving special education services. The…

  4. Parents as Teachers of Their Handicapped Children: A Review. Occasional Paper No. 1. Project PATH.

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    Parker, Martha; Mitchell, David

    To examine the characteristics and problems of training procedures for parents of handicapped children, the paper focuses on the rationale for parents as teachers, the effectiveness of different models of training procedures evident in early intervention programs, and the combination of factors (parents' motivation and needs, professional ability,…

  5. Parent-Teacher Conflict Related to Student Abilities: The Impact on Students and the Family-School Partnership

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    Lasater, Kara

    2016-01-01

    Family-school partnerships have a positive impact on both students and schools, yet they remain challenging to establish and maintain, particularly in the presence of parent-teacher conflict. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the experiences of parents, teachers, and students when parents and teachers disagreed about a student's…

  6. The Effects of Teacher Perceptions of Administrative Support, School Climate, and Academic Success in Urban Schools

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    Robinson, Lakishia N.

    2015-01-01

    Teacher turnover refers to major changes in teachers' assignments from one school year to the next. Past research has given an overview of several factors of teacher turnover. These factors include the school environment, teacher collaborative efforts, administrative support, school climate, location, salary, classroom management, academic…

  7. The Interactive Effects of Perceived Parental Involvement and Personality on Teacher Satisfaction

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    Li, Chung-Kai; Hung, Chia-Hung

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: This study aims to examine the relations between teachers' perception of parental involvement and teacher satisfaction. It further aims to investigate how this relationship may be moderated by interpersonal personality traits. Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire was conducted; participants were 572 classroom teachers who teach at…

  8. Enhancing Parent-Teacher Communication Using Technology: A Reading Improvement Clinic Example

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    Merkley, Donna; Schmidt, Denise; Dirksen, Carrie; Fuhler, Carol

    2006-01-01

    Effective communication between homes and schools can be essential in helping students experience success in the classroom. Unfortunately, the topic of establishing mechanisms for meaningful parent-teacher communication is often slighted during the preparation of teachers. New teachers entering classrooms need the opportunity to interact and…

  9. Understanding Children from Diverse Cultures: Bridging Perspectives of Parents and Teachers

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    Lahman, Maria; Park, Soyeon

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore how families negotiate their perspectives with US teachers regarding school. The cases of three Korean and two Chinese preschoolers were examined through semi-structured, in-depth interviews with parents and teachers. Observations of the families at home and the children and teachers at school…

  10. An In-Service Model for Training Teachers to Interpret Tests to Parents.

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    Dougherty, A. Michael

    1979-01-01

    Presents a two-session in-service program for teachers and suggests how counselors can emphasize human relations training and test interpretation skills for teachers. First, teachers review human relation skills as they apply to interpreting tests to parents. The other session is an elaboration of procedure for interpreting test profiles.…

  11. Administrators' Perceptions Regarding the Effectiveness of the Teacher Observation Evaluation System

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    Williams, Kathleen Riley

    2015-01-01

    This phenomenological narrative study was designed to explore public school administrators' perceptions regarding Louisiana's Compass teacher observation evaluation system as a method for assessing teacher performance. Participants were administrators with at least two years of experience as a public school administrator at the secondary level,…

  12. Investigation into the Perceptions of Students, Parents, and Teachers in China's Education Reform in Grades 7 and 8

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    Joong, Peter; Xiong, Ying; Li, Lin; Pan, Chun Jian

    2009-01-01

    The objective of this study was to examine how and to what extent Grades 7 and 8 teachers have implemented educational reforms in China that have had a direct impact on students, teachers, and parents. Major sources of data for this study were separate anonymous surveys for teachers, students, and parents. The study concluded that teachers and…

  13. Teacher Knowledge and Dispositions towards Parents and Families: Rethinking Influences and Education of Early Childhood Pre-Service Teachers

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    Pedro, Joan Y.; Miller, Regina; Bray, Paige

    2012-01-01

    Historically teachers' knowledge, attitudes and dispositions towards parental involvement have been considerably non-existent and negative. This trend is well documented in the research on parental involvement in education. In the twenty-first century, early childhood educators must possess the current requisite knowledge and skills to meet…

  14. Primary School Teachers and Parents Perception of Peer Bullying Among Children in Iran: A Qualitative Study

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    Salehi, Somaieh; Patel, Ahmed; Taghavi, Mona; Pooravari, Minoo

    2016-01-01

    Objectives The present study aimed to recognize bullying behavior in the students in Iran and analyze the perception of school teachers and parents in this regard. Materials and Methods Several semi-structured interviews and observations were conducted with four teachers and eight parents of children involved in bully/victim problems and the analysis was interpreted through established comparative evaluation methods. Results Iranian teachers and the parents perceived bullying mainly as physical and verbal attacks with little understanding of the psychological factors. They emphasized that the underlying influence of religious beliefs should also be considered in the context of bullying among Iranian society due to the strict conformance applied by parents upon their child. Conclusions Based on the outcomes of the study, it is recommended that the teachers participate in anti-bullying programs orientated to prevent bullying behaviors and develop strong supportive relationship with parents to reduce this behavior through personal contacts and interactive workshops. PMID:27822274

  15. Concerns of parents and teachers of children with autism in elementary school.

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    Azad, Gazi; Mandell, David S

    2016-05-01

    Many consensus guidelines encourage parents and teachers to openly communicate about their concerns regarding their children. These guidelines attest to the importance of achieving consensus about what issues are most critical and how to address them. The purpose of this study was to examine whether parents and teachers (1) agree about their concerns for their children with autism and (2) when given the opportunity, whether they discussed these concerns. Participants were 39 parent-teacher dyads of children with autism in kindergarten-through-fifth grade autism support classrooms. Each parent and teacher was interviewed separately about their concerns and then observed together in a discussion about the child. Parents and teachers generally agreed about their primary and secondary concerns. When given an opportunity to communicate their concerns, 49% of the parent-teacher dyads discussed problems that neither reported as their primary concern, and 31% discussed problems that neither reported as their primary or secondary concern. These findings suggest that interventions should target parent-teacher communication, rather than agreement, to facilitate home-school collaboration.

  16. When Teachers' and Parents' Values Differ: Teachers' Ratings of Academic Competence in Children from Low-Income Families.

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    Hauser-Cram, Penny; Sirin, Selcuk R.; Stipek, Deborah

    2003-01-01

    Examines predictors of teachers' ratings of academic competence of 105 kindergarten children from low-income families. Controlling for children's skills and socioeconomic status, teachers rated children as less competent when they perceived value differences with parents. The findings suggest a mechanism by which some children from low-income…

  17. Triangulating Principal Effectiveness: How Perspectives of Parents, Teachers, and Assistant Principals Identify the Central Importance of Managerial Skills. Working Paper 35

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    Grissom, Jason A.; Loeb, Susanna

    2009-01-01

    While the importance of effective principals is undisputed, few studies have addressed what specific skills principals need to promote school success. This study draws on unique data combining survey responses from principals, assistant principals, teachers and parents with rich administrative data to identify which principal skills matter most…

  18. Parent and teacher perspectives about problem behavior in children with Williams syndrome.

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    Klein-Tasman, Bonita P; Lira, Ernesto N; Li-Barber, Kirsten T; Gallo, Frank J; Brei, Natalie G

    2015-01-01

    Problem behavior of 52 children with Williams syndrome ages 6 to 17 years old was examined based on both parent and teacher report. Generally good inter-rater agreement was found. Common areas of problem behavior based both on parent and teacher report included attention problems, anxiety difficulties, repetitive behaviors (e.g., obsessions, compulsions, picking nose or skin), and social problems, reflecting a robust behavioral phenotype in Williams syndrome present across contexts. Some rater differences were observed; most notably, parents reported more attention and mood difficulties than did teachers, while teachers reported more oppositionality and aggression than did parents. Relations to intellectual functioning, age, and gender were examined. The implications of the findings for understanding the behavioral phenotype associated with Williams syndrome are discussed.

  19. How Action Research Can Put Teachers and Parents on the Same Team.

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    Thompson, Scott

    1996-01-01

    Parent-teacher action research (PTAR) empowers both groups to define their own problems and collaborate on solutions. Schools with PTAR teams have developed mutually respectful working relationships that can positively influence children's learning. (SK)

  20. Improving teacher perceptions of parent involvement patterns: Findings from a group randomized trial.

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    Herman, Keith C; Reinke, Wendy M

    2017-03-01

    For children with the most serious and persistent academic and behavior problems, parent involvement in education, particularly teacher perceptions of involvement, is essential to avert their expected long-term negative outcomes. Despite the widespread interest in and perceived importance of parent involvement in education, however, few experimental studies have evaluated programs and practices to promote it. In this group randomized trial, we examined the effects of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management program (IY TCM) on teacher perceptions of contact and comfort with parents. One hundred five classrooms with 1818 students were randomly assigned to an IY TCM or to a control, business as usual condition. Measures of key constructs included teacher ratings of parent and student behaviors, direct observations in the classroom, and a standardized academic achievement test. Latent transition analysis (LTA) was used to identify patterns of involvement over time and to determine if intervention condition predicted postintervention patterns and transitions. Four patterns of involvement were identified at baseline and at follow-up; parents of students with academic and behavior problems were most likely to be in classes with the least adaptive involvement patterns. Intervention status predicted group membership at follow-up. Specifically, intervention classroom parents were significantly more likely to transition to more adaptive teacher-rated parenting profiles at follow-up compared to control classroom parents. This is the first randomized trial we are aware of that has found that teacher training can alter teacher perceptions of parent involvement patterns. Clinical implications for students with behavior and academic problems are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record

  1. Parents' Perceptions and Practices in Homework: Implications for School-Teacher-Parent Partnerships

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    Fan, Qian

    2012-01-01

    This study examined parents' perceptions and practices of parental involvement in their children's homework process to explore how variations in parents' perceptions might explain differences in their practices. Understanding parents' perceptions and practices of involvement is essential to increasing the effectiveness of parental involvement in…

  2. Toward a Conversation between ESL Teachers and Intensive English Program Administrators

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    Moussu, Lucie

    2010-01-01

    Several scholars have investigated the strengths and weaknesses of native-English-speaking (NES) and nonnative-English-speaking (NNES) teachers of English as a second language (ESL), but few researchers have explored intensive English program (IEP) administrators' and ESL teachers' perspectives on teacher training and the strengths and weaknesses…

  3. Staff Reductions and Performance Evaluations: Teacher Views on the Roles of Administrators and Colleagues.

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    Phelan, William T.

    As part of an ongoing three-year investigation into the effects of declining enrollment and reduction in force (RIF) on teachers, this paper explores: (1) teacher acceptance of exclusive administrative control over performance evaluations, and (2) teacher preferences for colleague input into the evaluation process. A sample of 85 schools was drawn…

  4. Perceptions of Administrators Regarding Hiring Highly Qualified Teachers for Rural High Needs Classrooms

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    Gutierrez, Veronica

    2013-01-01

    Rural schools are struggling to fill their classrooms with highly qualified teachers. Although the criteria, as per the federal government, for identifying a teacher as highly qualified is quite simple the criteria in the perspective of rural administrators is rather complex. The challenge of identifying teachers as highly qualified to teach in…

  5. Administrative Support for Teachers Seeking National Board Certification: What, Why and How?

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    Lieberman, Joyce M.

    Although the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has been certifying teachers since 1993, a mere 16,035 U.S. teachers out of approximately 3,000,000 have achieved National Board certification as of November 2001. The NBPTS is at the cutting edge of standards-based teacher assessment and is a process administrators should…

  6. Einbeziehung des Elternhauses durch Lehrer: Art, Ausmass und Bedingungen der Elternpartizipation aus der Sicht von Gymnasiallehrern (The Inclusion of the Parental Home by Teachers: Mode, Extent, and Conditions of Parental Participation from the Perspective of High School Teachers).

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    Wild, Elke

    2003-01-01

    Examines a survey among high school teachers that focuses on their attitudes, convictions, and assessment of external factors and conditions that effect the goal of parent cooperation in homework supervision. Concludes teachers are open minded. Offers clues to optimizing the cooperation between parents and teachers. (CAJ)

  7. Latent mean comparisons on the BRIEF in preterm children: parent and teacher differences.

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    McCann, James P; Rider, G Nicole; Weiss, Brandi A; Litman, Fern R; Baron, Ida Sue

    2014-01-01

    Executive function is a heterogeneous construct applied to cognitive capacities that together enable individuals to effectively engage in activities toward a purposive goal. Children born at extremely low birth weight (ELBW) are at risk of executive dysfunction on performance-based measures. In natural contexts, executive function may be described using such parental and teacher questionnaires as the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF). This study examined the factor structure of the BRIEF-parent form in 124 ELBW children and of the BRIEF-teacher form in 90 ELBW children. Although our data showed that the fit of a two-factor structure was adequate for the parent report, a three-factor model provided advantages over the two-factor model across all fit indices and best characterized the data. For teacher report, these data supported a three-factor but not a two-factor model. Using the three-factor model for both groups of informants, we compared parent and teacher reports (n = 90 pairs) between the three identified latent variables. Parents reported significantly more difficulty with Emotional Regulation (p < .05), and teachers reported significantly more difficulty with Behavioral Regulation (p < .05). No significant differences were found between parent and teacher reports for Metacognition.

  8. Correspondences among parent, teacher, and student perceptions of adolescents' learning disabilities.

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    Stone, C A

    1997-01-01

    A group of 26 adolescents with learning disabilities (Grades 9 through 12), their parents, and their special education teachers were asked to rate the students' skills in each of 21 specific areas covering general ability, oral language, reading, written language, math, study skills, motivation, social skills, attention, and nonverbal skills. Correspondences in the absolute and relative ratings of parents, teachers, and students across the 21 skill areas were examined. The parents' ratings were consistent with those of the teachers in 16 areas and significantly lower than the teachers in 5 areas. The students' ratings were generally higher than those of their parents and teachers. The student-teacher differences were significant in 6 areas, whereas the student-parent differences were significant in 11 areas. Although generally lower in absolute terms than the ratings of their children, the parents' relative ratings were strikingly parallel to their children's ratings across skill areas (r = 80). Differences in the reference groups used for the ratings did not seem to account for the discrepant ratings. Possible implications of the differing perceptions of students' learning disabilities for students' self-esteem and academic progress are discussed.

  9. The role of parenting styles and teacher interactional styles in children's reading and spelling development.

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    Kiuru, Noona; Aunola, Kaisa; Torppa, Minna; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Niemi, Pekka; Viljaranta, Jaana; Lyyra, Anna-Liisa; Leskinen, Esko; Tolvanen, Asko; Nurmi, Jari-Erik

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    This study examined the associations between parenting styles, teacher interactional styles, and children's reading and spelling skills. The sample consisted of 864 Finnish-speaking children and their parents (864 mothers, 864 fathers) and teachers (N=123). Children's risk for reading disabilities and reader status were assessed in kindergarten. Children were also tested on reading and spelling skills in Grades 1 and 2. Parenting styles and teacher interactional styles were measured using parents' and teachers' self-reports in Grade 1. First, the results indicated that both an authoritative parenting style and authoritative teacher interactional style positively predicted children's spelling skill development. Second, authoritative parenting was particularly beneficial for the spelling skill development of children who were at risk for reading disabilities. Third, authoritative teaching promoted spelling skill development particularly among children who were nonreaders in kindergarten but had no risk for reading disabilities. Finally, some evidence was found that authoritative teaching could compensate for the negative impact of nonauthoritative parenting on reading development among kindergarten nonreaders.

  10. Perceptions of Supportive Leadership Behaviors of School Site Administrators for Secondary Special Education Teachers

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    Roderick, Erin; Jung, Adrian Woo

    2012-01-01

    School administrators fall short of supporting special education teachers due to a lack of knowledge of and experience in special education. The purpose of this study was to identify and compare leadership behaviors perceived as supportive by special education teachers and school site administrators. Data collection involved a survey instrument…

  11. Teacher Views on School Administrators' Organizational Power Sources and Their Change Management Behaviours

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    Argon, Türkan; Dilekçi, Ümit

    2016-01-01

    This study aimed to determine school administrators' organizational power sources and change management behaviours based on Bolu central district primary and secondary school teachers' views. The study conducted with relational screening model reached 286 teachers. School Administrators' Organizational Power Sources Scale and Change Management…

  12. Retention, Attrition, and Mobility among Teachers and Administrators in West Virginia. REL 2016-161

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    Lochmiller, Chad R.; Adachi, Eishi; Chesnut, Colleen E.; Johnson, Jerry

    2016-01-01

    Members of the West Virginia School Leadership Research Alliance partnered with Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia to study the average retention, attrition, and mobility rates among teachers and administrators in the West Virginia public school system. There is increasing evidence nationwide that low teacher and administrator retention…

  13. Kindergartners Use PowerPoint to Lead Their Own Parent-Teacher Conferences

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    Young, Dianne; Behounek, Lynn M.

    2006-01-01

    Student-led parent-teacher conferences help young children make sense of what hey know and what they need to learn at school. Just ask them! For the past two years, the kindergarten children at Seymour Elementary School in Ralston, Nebraska, have used PowerPoint to tell their parents how they are doing in school, and the conferences have been a…

  14. Doesn't He Have Beautiful Blue Eyes? Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference.

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    Strudler, Ruth

    1993-01-01

    Tips for successful parent-teacher conferences concerning children with special needs focus on preventing a conflict cycle and developing a cooperation cycle. Specific suggestions to reduce stress levels and involve parents positively are offered for preconference behaviors, conference behaviors, and postconference behaviors. (DB)

  15. Making Sense of Disengagement in the Primary Classroom: A Study of Pupil, Teacher and Parent Perceptions

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    Ravet, Jackie

    2007-01-01

    This paper is based upon the findings of an interpretative, school-based study of pupil, teacher and parent perceptions of disengagement within the primary classroom. It examines how pupil and parent perceptions support or challenge professional discourses about pupil behaviour, raising questions about the nature of disengagement and the…

  16. Parent and Teacher Agreement in the Assessment of Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

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    Szatmari, P.; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Parents and teachers of 83 young children diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder rated each child on the Autism Behavior Checklist (ABC) and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS). Although there was good agreement between informants on the VABS, there was virtually no agreement on the ABC, with parents reporting more autistic and…

  17. Dysgraphia: Why Johnny Can't Write: A Handbook for Teachers and Parents.

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    Cavey, Diane Walton

    Intended for teachers and parents, the handbook provides suggestions for diagnosis and remediation of the learning disability dysgraphia (difficulty with handwriting). The seven chapters have the following titles and sample subtopics: (1) "The Student with a Learning Disability" (what causes dysgraphia, the Gerstmann Syndrome); (2) "Parents'…

  18. The Effects of Marital Violence on Children's Relationships with Parents, Peers, and Teachers.

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    Clements, Mari L.; And Others

    This study examined the effects of marital violence on children's relationships with parents, peers, and teachers. Forty-eight 4-year-olds and their parents participated in two laboratory sessions: one with all three family members and one with the child alone with several unfamiliar peers. Half of the marital couples were physically violent,…

  19. Homeschooling Parent/Teachers' Perceptions on Educating Struggling High School Students and their College Readiness

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    McCullough, Brenda Tracy

    2013-01-01

    A general problem is that testing a homeschooled child for learning disabilities (LD) is not required in the state of Texas and therefore dependent on the homeschooling parent's recognition and desire to test. A qualitative exploratory method was used to determine the perceptions of parent/teachers on their struggling high school students'…

  20. Volunteers as Teachers of Child Management to Parents of Behaviour-Disordered Preschoolers.

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    Seymour, Frederick W.; France, Karyn G.

    1984-01-01

    Ten women volunteers were trained as teachers of child management skills to parents of behavior-disordered preschoolers. Evaluation of the project's outcomes using a consumer satisfaction survey, parent ratings on a problem behavior checklist, and staff ratings of goal attainment, showed major changes in child behavior maintained at three-month…

  1. Student Behaviour and Emotional Challenges for Teachers and Parents in Hong Kong

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    Forlin, Chris; Cooper, Paul

    2013-01-01

    Social, emotional, and behavioural disorders of children, within the context of a whole-school approach to inclusion as adopted by Hong Kong, can be challenging for teachers and parents. Based on a comprehensive review of the literature and feedback from a range of experts and parent groups in Hong Kong, specific scales were developed to measure…

  2. Parents' and Teachers' Views on Deaf Children's Literacy at Home: Do They Agree?

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    Watson, Linda

    2008-01-01

    This paper compares the views of parents and teachers of the deaf on deaf children's literacy at home. We made DVD recordings of 12 young deaf children (aged 3-5) sharing books with their parents at home. Six families used British Sign Language (BSL) as their main means of communication and for interacting around books, and six used spoken…

  3. Perceptions of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders towards Their Partnerships with Teachers

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    Hsiao, Yun-Ju

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the parent perceptions of partnerships between parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and teachers who provided services. The instrument used in this study was the "Beach Center Family-Professional Partnership Scale" ("Family Version"). The results showed that…

  4. Deaf Young People with Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implants: The Experience of Parents and Teachers

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    Mather, Julie; Archbold, Sue; Gregory, Sue

    2011-01-01

    A semi-structured interview format was used to explore the experiences and attitudes of twelve parents and twelve teachers of young people, aged 11-18 years, who had received sequential bilateral cochlear implants. The parents stressed the importance of involving the young person in the decision to go ahead with the second implant. Although all…

  5. School's Training of Parents to Be Effective Teachers of Their Own and Other Nonlearning Children.

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    Berlin, Roxie; Berlin, Irving N.

    Parent involvement on a nation-wide basis, as participant advocates in their child's learning, can improve the achievements of the child and the mental health of children, parents, and teachers, and may be a way of reversing the recent trend toward nonlearning and early failure among young children. Schools are not able to make up for a child's…

  6. Partnership as a Product of Trust: Parent-Teacher Relational Trust in a Low-Income Urban School

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    Chang, Heather Lynn

    2013-01-01

    Trust is an important factor affecting parent-teacher relationships. In urban schools, the lack of trust between parents and teachers is exacerbated by racial and social class differences (Bryk and Schneider, 2002). This paper examines how relational trust was both fostered and inhibited between low-income parents and their children's…

  7. Limited Concordance between Teachers, Parents and Healthcare Professionals on the Presence of Chronic Diseases in ID-Adolescents

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    Oeseburg, B.; Jansen, D. E. M. C.; Reijneveld, S. A.; Dijkstra, G. J.; Groothoff, J. W.

    2010-01-01

    Evidence on teachers' knowledge about somatic and mental chronic diseases among ID-adolescent compared to the knowledge parents and healthcare professionals have, is limited. The aim of this study is: (1) to assess the knowledge of teachers on the presence of chronic diseases in ID-adolescents; (2) to compare teachers with parents and healthcare…

  8. Peer Victimization in Korean Preschool Children: The Effects of Child Characteristics, Parenting Behaviours and Teacher-Child Relationships

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    Shin, Yoolim; Kim, Hye Yeon

    2008-01-01

    This research investigated the influence of child characteristics, parenting behaviours and teacher-child relationships in order to ascertain peer victimization among 297 Korean preschool children. Peer victimization, child social behaviours and teacher-child relationships were assessed through teacher reports. Parents completed parenting…

  9. Perspectives of Preservice and In-Service Teachers on Their Preparation to Work with Parents in Elementary Classrooms

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    Unal, Zafer; Unal, Aslihan

    2014-01-01

    This study examines preservice and in-service teachers' perspectives on their preparation in learning parental involvement strategies and explores their opinions on what kind of experiences regarding parental involvement they think teacher education programs should provide. The data from the study suggested that the preservice teachers held…

  10. Why Relationships Matter: Parent and Early Childhood Teacher Perspectives about the Provisions Afforded by Young Children's Relationships

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    Degotardi, Sheila; Sweller, Naomi; Pearson, Emma

    2013-01-01

    This study investigated the perspectives of early childhood teachers and parents regarding the importance of provisions afforded by child-teacher and peer relationships in early childhood centres. Participants were 200 parents and 71 teachers of children aged 0-5 years who responded to an online survey containing a series of relationship function…

  11. Parents' and Teachers' Preferred Medium of Instruction in Primary Schools in Enugu, Nigeria

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    Amadi, Eugenia Ada

    2012-01-01

    This study which investigated parents' and teachers' preferred medium of instruction in primary schools was conducted in Enugu, South East, Nigeria. It employed the descriptive survey research method. 500 respondents were used for the study. 250 teachers were selected through simple random sampling technique. Two researcher-designed questionnaires…

  12. Los Pactos entre Padres y Maestros (Teacher-Parent Partnerships). ERIC Digest.

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    Swick, Kevin J.

    Research provides insight into parent attributes that support partnerships with teachers. These attributes include warmth, sensitivity, nurturance, the ability to listen, consistency, positive self-image, personal competence, and effective interpersonal skills. Researchers have cited positive attitudes, continuous teacher training, involvement in…

  13. Child and Adolescent Life Stories: Perspectives from Youth, Parents, and Teachers

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    Lodico, Marguerite G.; Voegtle, Katherine H.

    2005-01-01

    The uniqueness of this book lies in the multiple perspectives drawn from youth, their parents, and their teachers. These perspectives provide a range of lenses through which a student or beginning teacher may view child and adolescent development. The complex processes of development occur within a social context, and therefore a professional…

  14. Teachers' and Parents' Views on the Internet and Social Media Usage by Pupils with Intellectual Disabilities

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    Molin, Martin; Sorbring, Emma; Löfgren-Mårtenson, Lotta

    2015-01-01

    This article reports experiences from a Swedish study, discussing teachers' and parents' views on how young people with intellectual disabilities use the Internet and social media. Five semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted with teachers (n = 8) in special programmes in upper secondary schools for pupils with intellectual…

  15. Preventing SED through Parent-Teacher Action Research and Social Skills Instruction: First-Year Outcomes.

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    McConaughy, Stephanie H.; Kay, Pamela J.; Fitzgerald, Martha

    1998-01-01

    First-year outcomes are reported for 18 pairs of first graders at risk for serious emotional disturbance (SED) assigned to Parent-Teacher Action Research (PTAR) teams and a matched control group in the same classrooms. Children who had PTAR teams showed greater reductions in teacher-rated externalizing aggressive and delinquent behavior.…

  16. Teacher-Parent Collaboration for an Inclusive Classroom: Success for Every Child

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    Adams, Donnie; Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle Suzette

    2016-01-01

    This article outlines the findings from a contemporary study of teacher-parent collaboration in inclusive education in primary and secondary schools in Malaysia. Recent inclusive education policy developments within Malaysia have increased teachers' accountability to effectively meet the needs of all students. This article draws upon recent…

  17. Measurement Invariance of the Chinese Gifted Rating Scales: Teacher and Parent Forms

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    Petscher, Yaacov; Li, Huijun

    2008-01-01

    The Gifted Rating Scales-School Form (GRS-S) has been validated in several countries; however, no study has examined the rater invariance of this measure. The present study built on previous validity studies and examined configural and metric invariance between parent and teacher raters using the Chinese version of the GRS-S Teacher and Parent…

  18. Students with Asperger's Syndrome in an Inclusive Secondary School Environment: Teachers', Parents', and Students' Perspectives

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    Hay, Ian; Winn, Stephen

    2005-01-01

    This qualitative study used focus groups and interviews to investigate the inclusion of students with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) into secondary education from the perspectives of: general teachers; special education teachers; students with AS; and their parents (N = 122). Across the four cohorts, five main themes emerged, however, different cohorts…

  19. The Complete Science Fair Handbook. For Teachers and Parents of Students in Grades 4-8.

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    Fredericks, Anthony D.; Asimov, Isaac

    Interest in a science fair is low when students feel undirected and lack the information they need to produce a successful project. For many students, parents, and teachers, planning and carrying out a science fair project may be very frustrating. This book is designed to be a reference that helps teachers guide students through this process. The…

  20. Association between Parental Involvement in School and Child Conduct, Social, and Internalizing Problems: Teacher Report

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    Kirkhaug, Bente; Drugli, May Britt; Klockner, Christian A.; Morch, Willy-Tore

    2013-01-01

    The present study examined the factor structure of the Teacher Involvement Questionnaire (Involve-T) by means of exploratory factor analysis and examined the association between children's socio-emotional and behavioural problems and teacher-reported parental involvement in school, using structural equation modelling. The study was conducted with…

  1. Competencies of Teachers Regarding School-Parent Relations: A Case of Antalya

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    Eres, Figen

    2016-01-01

    Aim of the study is to determine competence of classroom teachers and branch teachers regarding school-parent relations according to the opinions of school principals and supervisors. This study is based on a survey model. The population of this study consists of school principals who work in public primary and middle schools in the central…

  2. Parent-Teacher Relations: A Self-Help Guide to Improved Communications.

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    Burchby, Marcia; And Others

    This guide, written by Marcia Burchby, Ralph Martin, and George Wood, for improving relations between teachers and parents emphasizes that the onus of bringing about better relations and clearer lines of communication falls upon the teacher. In the first part, six key questions offer guidelines for introspective examination on the part of the…

  3. Understanding Silence: An Investigation of the Processes of Silencing in Parent-Teacher Conferences with Somali Diaspora Parents in Danish Public Schools

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    Matthiesen, Noomi Christine Linde

    2016-01-01

    This article questions the dominant understanding that immigrant and refugee parents in parent-teacher conferences are silent because they come from a culture where one does not question the authority of the teacher. Instead, it is argued that they "become" silent through certain interactional processes. Building on material from an…

  4. Guia para padres y maestros de ninos bilingues (A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Bilingualism). Parents' and Teachers' Guides Number 5.

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    Ada, Alma Flor; Baker, Colin

    This book provides a practical introduction to questions about bilingualism. It is for parents and teachers who are themselves bilingual, for monolinguals who want to know more, for those with some intuitive understanding of bilingual situations and for those who are starting from the very beginning. The book poses questions that people often ask…

  5. Teachers' and Parents' Attitudes and Perceptions of Parental Involvement in a Louisiana School District

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    Chisley, Coreatha E.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to examine parents' and educators' attitudes and perceptions concerning the involvement of parents in the educational process, as well as discovering factors that may cause parents to be involved. The rationale for this study was supported by a broad spectrum of literature that states parental involvement is wanted…

  6. Annotated Bibliography for Students, Parents, Educators, Administrators of Preschool Children in Nutrition Education.

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    Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.

    Compiled as a component of the United States Department of Agriculture's Student, Parent, Educator, Administrator, Children SPEAC for Nutrition Demonstration Project, this selected, annotated bibliography was designed to aid concerned individuals in developing and/or operating a preschool nutrition education curriculum. Topics include early…

  7. National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education: Perceptions of Parents, Professionals, and Vocational Administrators.

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    Smith, Bettye P.; Hall, Helen C.; Jones, Karen H.

    2001-01-01

    Responses from 71 parents, 147 education professionals, and 199 vocational administrators found general support for teaching the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences. More people thought content areas should be taught than believed they were being taught. (Includes commentary by Rosa S. Purcell.) (SK)

  8. The Effects of a Career Guidance Program Involving Teachers and Parents of Tenth Grade Students. Final Report.

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    Petersen, M. Larry

    The report describes a career guidance program for grade 10 students at Logan Senior High School involving parents, teachers, and guidance counselors. Parent and student occupational aspirations and knowledge of career development principles and planning were investigated with three groups--tutor-parent-student, parent-student, and student. All…

  9. Using Theoretical Models to Examine the Acceptance Behavior of Mobile Phone Messaging to Enhance Parent-Teacher Interactions

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    Ho, Li-Hsing; Hung, Chang-Liang; Chen, Hui-Chun

    2013-01-01

    Student academic performance and social competence are influenced positively by parent involvement; effective parent-teacher communication not builds parent reliance on a school, it enhances parent knowledge of raising children. As information technology develops rapidly, it is already a trend that e-communication is replacing traditional paper…

  10. Is All Classroom Conduct Equal?: Teacher Contact with Parents of Racial/Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Adolescents

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    Cherng, Hua-Yu Sebastian

    2016-01-01

    Background/Context: Parental involvement is a key ingredient in the educational success of students and an integral component of involvement is teacher-parent communication. One body of research finds that minority immigrant parents face barriers in interacting with schools, and communicate less with schools than native-born White parents.…

  11. School Administrator and Parent Perceptions of School, Family, and Community Partnerships in Middle School: A Mixed Methods Study

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    LeBlanc, Jackie

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to identify, analyze, and compare the perceptions of parents and school administrators in regard to school-family partnerships in three middle schools in the State of Louisiana. The study investigated the similarities and dissimilarities between parent and school administrator perceptions, probed to determine…

  12. Understanding the Ecologies of Education Reforms: Comparing the Perceptions of Parents and Secondary Teachers and Students in China

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    Joong, Yee Han Peter

    2012-01-01

    This study examines how secondary school teachers have implemented educational reforms in China. To examine the implementation process, we conducted teacher, student, and parent surveys. Teachers and students surveys asked questions on how often a teaching or evaluation strategy was used in a given course. The survey concluded that teachers and…

  13. Software Applications To Increase Administrative and Teacher Effectiveness.

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    Garland, Virginia E.

    Arguing that the most effective types of managerial computer software for teacher use are word processing, database management, and electronic spreadsheet packages, this paper uses Apple Writer, PFS File, and VisiCalc as examples of such software and suggests ways in which they can be used by classroom teachers. Applications of Apple Writer that…

  14. Annotated Bibliography on Human Relations--Teachers and Administrators.

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    1987

    This annotated bibliography is a listing of 286 papers and journal articles on human relations in public education published between 1982 and 1986. Nearly 50 entries concern the principal's role as manager and instructional leader. Another 50 address teacher supervision and evaluation, while 30 others treat teacher burnout, stress, morale, and…

  15. Teens Parenting: The Challenge of Babies and Toddlers. Teacher's Guide.

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    Lindsay, Jeanne Warren

    This educator's handbook provides guidelines for teaching parenting information and skills to teenage parents. In 15 chapters the guide presents student objectives, study guide questions and responses, suggested guest speakers, class project ideas, and recommended films and filmstrips. Chapter topics include discussions of pregnancy, breast and…

  16. Cooperation between Migrant Parents and Teachers in School: A Resource?

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    Lea, Martha

    2012-01-01

    Even smaller Western countries receive immigrants from remote areas with poorer living conditions. As stated in the U.N. Child Convention, immigrant children should be given equal opportunities in education. Parents are always interested in their children's future, and education may gain from stronger cooperation between school and parents. Some…

  17. THE NATURE AND DYNAMICS OF TEACHER ORGANIZATION-SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION NEGOTIATING ACTIVITIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION.

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    WILDMAN, WESLEY A.

    SEVENTY PERCENT RESPONSE TO A SURVEY OF THE NATION'S 6,000 LARGEST SCHOOL SYSTEMS (1963-64 ENROLLMENT OF 1,200 OR MORE) INDICATED THAT 45 PERCENT OF THE DISTRICTS ACKNOWLEDGED A FORMAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHER ORGANIZATION AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION, WITH GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED FOR NEGOTIATIONS REGARDING SALARIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS. BOTH…

  18. Laptop Initiative Impact: Assessed Using Student, Parent and Teacher Data

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    Murphy, Diane M.; King, Frederick B.; Brown, Scott W.

    2007-01-01

    Several university researchers were invited to assist in the implementation and study of a Laptop Initiative for high school students. This initiative provided laptop computers for 247 students and 24 teachers who were grouped into ninth grade learning clusters at three schools. The research on the program's impact focused on student, teacher, and…

  19. Applying School Administrators' Authentic Leadership Skills in Conflict Situations: The Perceptions of Substitute Teachers

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    Demirdag, Seyithan; Kalafat, Sezai

    2016-01-01

    This study mainly aimed to determine the relationships between conflict management strategies and authentic leadership attitudes of primary school administrators based on the perception of substitute teachers, who were in pedagogical proficiency classes at a university. This quantitative study included 456 substitute teachers. Two instruments were…

  20. Investigation of Teachers' Perceptions of Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Their Evaluation in Terms of Educational Administration

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    Avci, Ahmet

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study is to investigate teachers' perceptions of organizational citizenship behaviors and to evaluate them in terms of educational administration. Descriptive survey model was used in the research. The data of the research were obtained from 1,613 teachers working in public and private schools subjected to Ministry of National…

  1. Evaluation Capacity Building in the Schools: Administrator-Led and Teacher-Led Perspectives

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    Lawrenz, Frances; Thomas, Kelli; Huffman, Douglas; Clarkson, Lesa Covington

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to describe evaluation capacity building using an immersion approach in two schools: one with an administrator-led process and one with a teacher-led process. The descriptions delineate conceptual, developmental, and sustainability aspects of capacity building through the perspectives of the teachers, principals, and…

  2. Negotiating a Curriculum Balance: Perceptions of Special Education Teachers and Administrators Regarding Alternate Assessments in Oklahoma

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    Modenbach, Joy Lynn

    2015-01-01

    This qualitative study sought to understand how teachers and administrators navigate the state and federal requirements for students with severe and profound disabilities in regards to alternate standards and assessments. Special education teachers must balance the required curriculum while continuing to meet the physical and emotional needs of…

  3. Influence of Student-Teacher and Parent-Teacher Relationships on Lower Achieving Readers' Engagement and Achievement in the Primary Grades.

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    Hughes, Jan; Kwok, Oi-Man

    2007-02-01

    Participants were 443 (52.6% male, 47.4% female) ethnically diverse, 1st-grade, lower achieving readers attending 1 of 3 school districts in Texas. Using latent variable structural equation modeling, the authors tested a theoretical model positing that (a) the quality of teachers' relationships with students and their parents mediates the associations between children's background characteristics and teacher-rated classroom engagement and that (b) child classroom engagement, in turn, mediates the associations between student-teacher and parent-teacher relatedness and child achievement the following year. The hypothesized model provided a good fit to the data. African American children and their parents, relative to Hispanic and Caucasian children and their parents, had less supportive relationships with teachers. These differences in relatedness may be implicated in African American children's lower achievement trajectories in the early grades. Implications of these findings for teacher preparation are discussed.

  4. Responding to Teacher Quality and Accountability Mandates: The Perspective of School Administrators and Classroom Teachers

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    Roellke, Christopher; Rice, Jennifer King

    2008-01-01

    In this article, we examine how the federal, state, and district policy environments affect the decisions and work of principals and teachers. Specifically, we examine principal and teacher perceptions of policies and practices focused on: (1) increasing the overall supply of qualified teachers; (2) recruiting qualified teachers; (3) distributing…

  5. The Relationship between Teacher Perceptions of Administrative Support and Teacher Retention

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    Peronto, Janice L.

    2013-01-01

    A continued loss of teachers from the already limited supply of those entering the field is likely to create a teacher shortage as student populations continue to rise. Because the supply of teachers does not meet the demand, it is necessary to consider the reasons that teachers leave the profession. The problem addressed in this research study…

  6. Participation in Advanced Mathematics: Do Expectation and Influence of Students, Peers, Teachers, and Parents Matter?

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    Ma, Xin

    2001-01-01

    Using six waves of data (Grades 7 through 12) from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth (LSAY), this study investigated the effects of expectation and influence of students, peers, teachers, and parents on participation in advanced mathematics. Results of survival analysis indicated a significant decline in participation rate in the transition from Grades 11 to 12. Students with higher future expectation were more likely to participate in advanced mathematics. Peer influence and teacher expectation did not have strong effects, and the effect of student future expectation was independent of peer and teacher effects. The effect of parent expectation and parent college plan for children were strong, and in their presence, the effect of student future expectation declined. Mathematics achievement and attitude toward mathematics were the most important factors affecting participation in advanced mathematics. With control over achievement and attitude, (a) the effect of student future expectation declined, (b) the effects of peer influence and teacher expectation disappeared, and (c) the effects of parent expectation and parent college plan for children were reduced. Copyright 2001 Academic Press.

  7. Development, theoretical framework, and evaluation of a parent and teacher-delivered intervention on adolescent vaccination.

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    Gargano, Lisa M; Herbert, Natasha L; Painter, Julia E; Sales, Jessica M; Vogt, Tara M; Morfaw, Christopher; Jones, LaDawna M; Murray, Dennis; DiClemente, Ralph J; Hughes, James M

    2014-07-01

    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended immunization schedule for adolescents includes three vaccines (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis [Tdap]; human papillomavirus [HPV] vaccine; and meningococcal conjugate vaccine [MCV4]) and an annual influenza vaccination. Given the increasing number of recommended vaccines for adolescents and health and economic costs associated with nonvaccination, it is imperative that effective strategies for increasing vaccination rates among adolescents are developed. This article describes the development, theoretical framework, and initial first-year evaluation of an intervention designed to promote vaccine acceptance among a middle and high school-based sample of adolescents and their parents in eastern Georgia. Adolescents, parents, and teachers were active participants in the development of the intervention. The intervention, which consisted of a brochure for parents and a teacher-delivered curriculum for adolescents, was guided by constructs from the health belief model and theory of reasoned action. Evaluation results indicated that our intervention development methods were successful in creating a brochure that met cultural relevance and the literacy needs of parents. We also demonstrated an increase in student knowledge of and positive attitudes toward vaccines. To our knowledge, this study is the first to extensively engage middle and high school students, parents, and teachers in the design and implementation of key theory-based educational components of a school-based, teacher-delivered adolescent vaccination intervention.

  8. Early Stimulation: A Joint Project Between Parents and Teachers.

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    Gomez, Aminta J. Da Costa

    The coordinator of an early stimulation program for handicapped children in Curacao describes the program in terms of home teaching, use of the Portage Project curriculum, and the importance of parent-professional cooperation. (CL)

  9. Informal and Formal Environmental Education Infusion: Actions of Malaysian Teachers and Parents among Students in a Polluted Area

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    Mustam, Baniah; Daniel, Esther Sarojini

    2016-01-01

    The study explored Environmental Education infusion among students by teachers and parents in two schools located in a highly polluted area. Qualitative data was collected through observations, interviews and an open-ended questionnaire. Participants of the observations and interviews were 6 Secondary 4 students, 6 teachers and 6 parents.…

  10. Perspectives of Teachers and Parents of Chinese American Students with Disabilities about Their Home-School Communication

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    Chu, Szu-Yin

    2014-01-01

    This exploratory qualitative study aimed to examine the perspectives of teachers and parents of Chinese American students with disabilities regarding home-school communication in the special education field. The author recruited 2 parents and 2 teachers for this study. Different sources of data including observations, interviews, documentations,…

  11. Parent, Student, and Teacher Perceptions of Student-Led Conferences and Strategies to Host Effective Student-Led Conferences

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    Jackson, Sharon M.

    2012-01-01

    This is a mixed-methods case study designed to examine the perceptions parents, students and teachers have about student-led conferences with the purpose of informing practices at the researcher's school as well as sharing strategies used to host effective student-led conferences. Parents and students were interviewed and surveyed. Teachers were…

  12. The Bayer Facts of Science Education: An Assessment of Elementary School Parent and Teacher Attitudes toward Science Education. Executive Summary.

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    Research Communications, Ltd., Dedham, MA.

    This paper reports on a nationwide, random telephone survey conducted with parents and teachers of children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The survey measured parents' and teachers': (1) interest in and attitudes toward science; (2) comfort level teaching and talking about science; (3) use of hands-on science activities and teaching methods;…

  13. Parent and Teacher Perceptions of the Impact of School Nurse Interventions on Children's Self-Management of Diabetes

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    Peery, Annette I.; Engelke, Martha Keehner; Swanson, Melvin S.

    2012-01-01

    Diabetes is a common chronic illness among school-age children. The school nurse collaborates with the student, parents, and teachers to help the child manage their diabetes effectively. Very little is known about the relationship between school nurse interventions and parent/teacher perceptions of the child's self-management. We examined this…

  14. Parent and Teacher Assessments of the Developmental Status of Children with Severe, Mild/Moderate, or No Developmental Disabilities.

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    Hundert, Joel; Morrison, Laura; Mahoney, William; Mundy, Faith; Vernon, Mary Lou

    1997-01-01

    Teachers and parents rated the developmental status of 225 preschool children with and without disabilities on the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale. The study found a significant correlation between teacher and parent ratings for children with severe disabilities but not for children with mild/moderate or no disabilities. (DB)

  15. Excitement in Eight Schools: Schools, Families, and Students Get Stronger When Parents and Teachers Take Collaboration into Their Own Hands.

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    Hollifield, John H., Ed.

    1995-01-01

    This report reviews recent initiatives to improve family-school collaboration and communication. The six articles are: (1) "Schools, Families, and Students Get Stronger When Parents and Teachers Take Collaboration into Their Own Hands," which highlights parent-teacher action research projects at eight schools through eight case studies; (2)…

  16. Math Achievement in Early Adolescence: The Role of Parental Involvement, Teachers' Behavior, and Students' Motivational Beliefs about Math

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    Levpuscek, Melita Puklek; Zupancic, Maja

    2009-01-01

    Contributions of parental involvement in educational pursuits as well as math teachers' classroom behavior to students' motivation and performance in math were investigated. By the end of the first school term, 365 Slovene eighth graders reported on their parents' academic involvement (pressure, support, and help) and their math teachers' behavior…

  17. Are We Talking about the Same Child? Parent-Teacher Ratings of Preschoolers' Social-Emotional Behaviors

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    Major, Sofia O.; Seabra-Santos, Maria J.; Martin, Roy P.

    2015-01-01

    The parent-teacher agreement has become an important issue of children's psychological assessment. However, the amount of research available for preschool children is small and mainly based on one index of agreement with samples of modest size/representativeness. This study examined parent-teacher agreement (correlations) and discrepancies (t…

  18. Bullying: who does what, when and where? Involvement of children, teachers and parents in bullying behavior.

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    Fekkes, M; Pijpers, F I M; Verloove-Vanhorick, S P

    2005-02-01

    Bullying victimization is associated with several health issues. Prevention of bullying is therefore an important goal for health and education professionals. In the present study, 2766 children from 32 Dutch elementary schools participated by completing a questionnaire on bullying behavior, and the involvement of teachers, parents and classmates in bullying incidents. The results of this study show that bullying is still prevalent in Dutch schools. More than 16% of the children aged 9-11 years reported being bullied on a regular basis and 5.5% reported regular active bullying during the current school term. Almost half of the bullied children did not tell their teacher that they were being bullied. When teachers knew about the bullying, they often tried to stop it, but in many cases the bullying stayed the same or even got worse. With regard to active bullying, neither the majority of the teachers nor parents talked to the bullies about their behavior. Our results stress the importance of regular communication between children, parents, teachers and health care professionals with regard to bullying incidents. In addition, teachers need to learn effective ways to deal with bullying incidents. Schools need to adopt a whole-school approach with their anti-bullying interventions.

  19. Engaging Parents of Eighth Grade Students in Parent-Teacher Bidirectional Communication

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    Bennett-Conroy, Waveline

    2012-01-01

    This article describes the development and evaluation of a classroom-based, low-cost intervention to increase parents' involvement in their children's education. In Phase 1 of the study, 17 parents of 8th grade students in a low-income, high immigrant and minority school district were interviewed to conduct a qualitative assessment of factors…

  20. Preparing Teachers for the Next Millennium: Secondary School Administrators Have Their Say.

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    Nidds, John A.; McGerald, James

    1996-01-01

    A Long Island survey found that secondary principals want teachers to be computer literate, skilled at writing and public speaking, firmly grounded in their subject areas, and proficient in a second language. Respondents omitted three important concerns: inclusion of parents and community resources, stress on higher-level thinking tasks, and…

  1. Patience: A Key Word when Talking with Teachers and Administrators

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    McGee, Christy D.

    2012-01-01

    Summer activities have grown old. Going swimming has lost its allure, and boredom has set in. No matter how well parents have planned interesting and educational activities for the summer months or how much they have enjoyed the freedom from stricter schedules and more rigid bedtimes, it is time to transition back to the routines of the school…

  2. Kansas Administrators and Teachers Curriculum Plans for Secondary Career Education Infusion.

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    Borhani, Rahim, Comp.; And Others

    The career education infusion plans compiled in this document were developed by Kansas counselors, teachers, and administrators in a secondary career education workshop. The following curriculum areas are included: administration, counseling, English and foreign languages, fine arts, library and media services, industrial arts, vocational…

  3. Examining Administrators' Instructional Feedback to High School Math and Science Teachers

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    Lochmiller, Chad R.

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore high school administrators' instructional leadership in math and science. Specifically, the study explored the feedback administrators provided to math and science teachers as part of their instructional supervision. A central goal for this study was to determine how differences in these content…

  4. Career and Technical Education Administrators' Perceptions of Secondary Teachers' Attire as Indicated by Selected Professional Attributes

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    Gordon, Howard R. D.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions of career and technical education (CTE) administrators toward secondary teachers' attire as indicated by 10 occupational attributes. The population consisted of CTE administrators employed by West Virginia Department of Education during 2006-2007 academic school year. The top three attributes…

  5. Interactive Education in Public Administration (2): Strategies for Teachers

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    Brock, Jonathan; Alford, John

    2015-01-01

    The previous article ("Interactive education in public administration (1): The role of teaching 'objects'") described the benefits of "moving from behind the lectern" to engage in interactive teaching in public policy and administration, and the central role of "objects" in that process. But teaching…

  6. Professional Parity Between Co-Teachers in Secondary Science and Math As Influenced By Administrative Support

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    Nordh, Camilla S.

    2011-12-01

    School improvement plans, budget constraints, and compliance mandates targeting academic progress for all students indicate a need for maximal professional efficacy at every level in the educational system, including parity between co-teachers in the co-teaching service delivery model. However, research shows that the special education co-teacher frequently assumes an assistive role while the general education co-teacher adopts a leading role in the classroom. When the participants in a co-teaching partnership fail to equitably share the professional responsibilities for which both teachers are qualified to perform, overall efficacy is compromised in that the special education teacher is not exercising his or her qualified expertise. Administrative support can be a primary influencing factor in increasing parity between the co-teachers. A qualitative study using a phenomenological design was conducted to explore the influences of co-teacher attitudes and administrative support on professional parity in co-taught secondary science and math classrooms. Content analysis was used to interpret data from interviews with five special education and 15 general education co-teachers at eight secondary schools in a suburban school district in a mid-Atlantic state. Five themes emerged from the data: content mastery by the special education co-teacher, joint planning time for co-teachers, continuity within co-teaching dyads, compatible personalities between co-teachers, and clear administrative expectations about co-teaching. Results indicate that administrative support to consider the content mastery of the special education co-teacher is the most influential factor to parity, followed by the co-teaching partners having joint planning time and that both can be implemented through scheduling and assignment considerations rather than training initiatives. The results provide an examination of each theme as it pertains to the issue of professional efficacy in co-teaching and

  7. Georgia Folklife: A Bibliography for Teachers, Art Administrators, and Fieldworkers.

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    Holtzberg, Maggie

    This bibliography lists books, articles, and journals as well as a selection of sound recordings and videotapes to assist individuals and teachers researching the folklife of Georgia. Print resources are organized under 10 major categories including: (1) "General Folklife Studies"; (2) "Fieldwork Methodology"; (3)…

  8. Preparing Teachers to Train Parents to Use Evidence-Based Strategies for Oral Reading Fluency with Their Children

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    Kupzyk, Sara; Daly, Edward J., III; Andersen, Melissa N.

    2012-01-01

    Although there is promising evidence for parent-tutoring strategies for improving oral reading fluency, such parent tutoring programs are not widely used in schools. This study examined the effectiveness of providing parent training in school settings using teachers as trainers. An evidence-based reading package including listening passage…

  9. When Two Elephants Fight the Grass Suffers: Parents and Teachers Working Together to Support the Literacy Development of Sudanese Youth

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    Walker-Dalhouse, Doris; Dalhouse, A. Derick

    2009-01-01

    Reading achievement and academic challenges of Sudanese children were investigated. Sudanese parents, and their children, and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers were interviewed. Parents' and children's interviews were transcribed and four themes were generated from the data: Cultural Differences/Practices; Parent roles and expectations;…

  10. Parent and Teacher Perspectives in Collaborative Concepts of Therapeutic Programs for Students with ADHD

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    Chaimaha, Napalai; Chinchai, Supaporn

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore parents' and teachers' perspectives in collaborative concepts of therapeutic programs for students with ADHD. The qualitative data was collected from three focus group discussions based on Future Search Conference (FSC) method, and was analyzed for themes. Participants in the separate groups--the parent…

  11. The Strong-Willed Child: A Huge Challenge for Parents and Teachers

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    Costley, Kevin C.

    2013-01-01

    People are born with certain temperament traits. Some children are easy going and easy to get along with. Some are not. This article describes the temperament traits of the strong-willed child. The strong-willed is viewed as stubborn to parents and teachers. The child's goal is to always be in control of his own behaviors, regardless of the needs…

  12. A Study on Teachers', Students' and Their Parents' Views on the FATIH Project

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    Sahin, Semsettin; Aktürk, Ahmet Oguz; Çelik, Ismail

    2013-01-01

    This study investigated the views of teachers, students and their parents on the FATIH (Movement of Enhancing Opportunities and Improving Technology) Project, which was put into service by the Ministry of National Education in cooperation with the Ministry of Transportation in Turkey in November 2010 for the purpose of increasing students' success…

  13. A Survey of the Usage and Awareness of Drugs Among Students, Parents and Teachers.

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    McCowan, Richard J.; Mazalewski, Stanley

    During 1972, in the southern tier of New York State, three surveys involving students, teachers, and parents from six communities were conducted to gather data on the incidence of drug usage among students, their knowledge about drugs, and towards specific drugs and their effects. These data were obtained primarily to provide baseline data which…

  14. Hong Kong Teacher Education Students' Goal Orientations and Their Relationship to Perceived Parenting Styles

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    Chan, Kwok-Wai; Chan, Siu-Mui

    2007-01-01

    The study examined goal orientations, perceived parenting styles, and their relationships in a sample of Hong Kong teacher education students. It was found that students adopted both learning and performance goals but tended to be more performance goal-oriented. Females were more performance goal-oriented than males. As well, students perceived…

  15. Bring Your Own Device to Secondary School: The Perceptions of Teachers, Students and Parents

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    Parsons, David; Adhikar, Janak

    2016-01-01

    This paper reports on the first two years of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative in a New Zealand secondary school, using data derived from a series of surveys of teachers, parents and students, who are the main stakeholders in the transformation to a BYOD school. In this paper we analyse data gathered from these surveys, which consists…

  16. Books for Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten Children: An Annotated Bibliography for Parents and Teachers.

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    Bingham, Jane M.; And Others

    More than 300 entries are contained in this annotated bibliography of books to be used with very young children. Entries are alphabetized by author and are divided into the following categories: books for parents and teachers; Mother Goose collections; song and game books; cloth, plasticized paper, and cardboard books for children aged six months…

  17. A Needs Assessment of Phoenix South Catchment Area Children: The Responses of Parents, Neighbors, and Teachers.

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    Balk, David

    Summarized in this document are results from a survey conducted from 1975 to 1977 with parents, neighbors, and fifth-grade teachers as part of a needs assessment of Phoenix, Arizona, South Catchment Area children. A questionnaire consisting of 34 items, generated from studies reviewed in the area of children's behavioral symptoms and strengths,…

  18. Informal Writing Assessment Linked to Instruction: A Continuous Process for Teachers, Students, and Parents

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    Romeo, Lynn

    2008-01-01

    This article presents a comprehensive model of daily, classroom informal writing assessment that is constantly linked to instruction and the characteristics of proficient writers. Methods for promoting teacher, student, and parent collaboration and their roles in dialoguing, conferencing, and reflection are discussed. Strategies for including…

  19. Whoa, Nellie! [and] Whoa, Nellie!: Teacher and Parent Guide. Best Friends Series.

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    Benton, Hope

    This book for children (ages 8 to 14) and the accompanying teacher/parent guide present the story of a young girl (who happens to have a physical disability and uses a wheelchair), her friends, and their experiences at summer camp as they search for a favorite horse. Information on the disability is presented subtly and incidentally to encourage…

  20. Relationship of the CPT and Parent-Teacher Report Measures of Attention Deficit Disorder.

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    Raggio, Donald; And Others

    The best procedure for the diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) remains fragmented. The diagnosis is frequently based on anecdotal information and rating scales completed by parents and teachers. A major drawback to a more objective diagnosis has been the absence of standardized test data generated by the child client. The…

  1. A Thousand Lights [and] A Thousand Lights: Teacher and Parent Guide. Brothers Series.

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    Benton, Hope

    This book for children (ages 8 to 14) and the accompanying teacher/parent guide present the story of two brothers, one of whom has a severe hearing impairment, who climb up Mt. Fuji in Japan. Information on the disability is presented subtly and incidentally to encourage the reader to relate more personally and foster a deeper level of acceptance…

  2. The Good Teacher: A Qualitative Analysis of Perceptions of Asian American Parents

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    Qureshi, Mariam

    2013-01-01

    This research study examined the general question "What do Asian American parents believe to be important characteristics of an effective elementary teacher?" In order to investigate this question, the researcher used a qualitative research design employing a semi-structured interview which probed into the personal perceptions voiced by…

  3. The Impossible Child in School--at Home: A Guide for Caring Teachers and Parents.

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    Rapp, Doris J.

    Intended for teachers and parents, the book offers guidelines for recognizing and dealing with allergies as causes of learning and behavior problems. Each chapter identifies relevant references in the bibliography. In the first chapter such signs of behavioral reactions as facial or body clues, changes in school performance, and changes in writing…

  4. Pathways of influence in school-based mentoring: The mediating role of parent and teacher relationships☆

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    Chan, Christian S.; Rhodes, Jean E.; Howard, Waylon J.; Lowe, Sarah R.; Schwartz, Sarah E.O.; Herrera, Carla

    2013-01-01

    This study explores the pathways through which school-based mentoring relationships are associated with improvements in elementary and high school students’ socio-emotional, academic, and behavioral outcomes. Participants in the study (N=526) were part of a national evaluation of the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring programs, all of whom had been randomly assigned to receive mentoring at their schools over the course of one academic year. Students were assessed at the beginning and end of the school year. The results of structural equation modeling showed that mentoring relationship quality, as measured by the Youth-Centered Relationship scale and the Youth’s Emotional Engagement scale, was significantly associated with positive changes in youths’ relationships with parents and teachers, as measured by subscales of the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment, the Teacher Relationship Quality scale, and the Hemingway Measure of Adolescent Connectedness. Higher quality relationships with parents and teachers, in turn, were significantly associated with better youth outcomes, including self-esteem, academic attitudes, prosocial behaviors, and misconduct. The effect sizes of the associations ranged from 0.12 to 0.52. Mediation analysis found that mentoring relationship quality was indirectly associated with some of the outcomes through its association with improved parent and teacher relationships. Implications of the findings for theory and research are discussed. PMID:23375177

  5. How Do Supports from Parents, Teachers, and Peers Influence Academic Achievement of Twice-Exceptional Students

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    Wang, Clare Wen; Neihart, Maureen

    2015-01-01

    This study investigated how perceived external factors such as supports from parents and teachers, and influences from peers contributed to the academic successes and failures of Singaporean twice-exceptional (2e) students. A total of six 2e participants from one secondary school in Singapore voluntarily participated in the study. This study used…

  6. Training Head Start Teachers in Behavior Management Using Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: A Preliminary Investigation

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    Tiano, Jennifer D.; McNeil, Cheryl B.

    2006-01-01

    The current project evaluated the use of behavior management techniques utilized in Parent- Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in head start classrooms. The sample included seven Head Start classrooms; four classrooms receiving treatment and three classrooms receiving no treatment. Evaluation of the progress included observation of teacher and…

  7. Young Children at Home and in School: 212 Educational Activities for Their Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers.

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    Morse, Philip S.; Brand, Lillian B.

    This source book is designed to give parents, teachers, and other caregivers of young children more than 200 sample activities for children that are fun, easy, and educationally sound. Chapter 1 introduces principles of early childhood programs, the "home-school connection," and tips on how to communicate with children. This chapter also gives an…

  8. Taking Seriously the Perspectives and Potential of Immigrant Parents, Children, and Teachers in Early Childhood Education

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    Adair, Jennifer Keys

    2012-01-01

    Because early childhood education sets the stage for children's academic trajectory, it is important to think carefully about how schools treat, position, and instruct young children of immigrants as well as immigrant parents and teachers. The relational and pedagogical imperatives shared in this article are meant to extend an invitation to…

  9. Books and the Teenage Reader: A Guide for Teachers, Librarians and Parents. Second Revised Edition.

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    Carlsen, G. Robert

    This second revised edition of a guide to books for adolescents is designed for use by parents, teachers, and librarians and has been rewritten to reflect the most recent developments in education and society. New chapters discuss reading rights or censorship, drama, literature by and about women, and science fiction and fantasy. Other chapters…

  10. Violence on Television: How Teachers Can Help Parents Affect Positive Change. Nutrition, Health and Safety.

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    McVey, Mary D.

    1999-01-01

    Reports that exposure to televised violence results in increased aggressive attitudes and behaviors, desensitization toward real violence, and unrealistic fears of victimization. Maintains that teachers can effect change by being knowledgeable about the impact of television, communicating to parents ways in which negative effects can be reduced,…

  11. Malicious Use of Technology: What Schools, Parents, and Teachers Can Do to Prevent Cyberbullying

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    Morgan, Hani

    2013-01-01

    In today's hyper-connected world, children's exposure to technology as a tool to communicate, learn, and socialize has increased exponentially. As teachers and parents recognize the demands for increased use of technology among young children, they should be able to identify and address the challenges associated with such exposure. Cyberbullying,…

  12. John Tracy Clinic Correspondence Learning Program for Parents of Preschool Deaf-Blind Children. Teacher's Guide.

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    Thielman, Virginia B.; And Others

    The teacher's guide outlines lessons from a correspondence learning program for parents of preschool deaf blind children. Learning steps and objectives are listed for eight areas covered by the program: communication, gross motor development, fine motor development, eating, sleeping, toilet training, dressing/undressing, and personal hygiene.…

  13. Parents, Teachers, and Peers and Early Adolescent Runaway in Hong Kong

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    Cheung, Chan-Kiu; Liu, Suk-Ching; Lee, Tak-Yan

    2005-01-01

    Parental monitoring, teacher support, classmate support, and friend relationship presumably affect adolescents' runaway from home. According to social control theory, social control based on conventional social norms would prevent adolescent runaway, but association with friends may erode such control. This expectation appears to hold true in a…

  14. 100 Ways to Enhance Self-Concept in the Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers and Parents.

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    Canfield, Jack; Wells, Harold C.

    This handbook for teachers and parents presents 100 practical and easily applicable ways to enhance the self-concept of children in the classroom or at home. The techniques are drawn from many of the newer approaches to self-development such as gestalt therapy, psychosynthesis, guided fantasy, sensory awareness, transactional analysis, expressive…

  15. The Effects of a Family Math Night on Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Parental Involvement

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    Jacobbe, Tim; Ross, Dorene D.; Hensberry, Karina K. R.

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the impact of a Family Math Night on preservice teachers' perceptions of low-income parents and their engagement in their children's education. Participants were enrolled in an elementary mathematics methods course; one section served as the treatment group. Participants were required to aid in the planning and implementation…

  16. The Perceptions of Adolescents, Parents and Teachers on the Same Adolescent Health Issues

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    Wong, Joy; Salili, Farideh; Ho, S. Y.; Mak, K. H.; Lai, M. K.; Lam, T. H.

    2005-01-01

    The aim of this study was to explore and compare the views of Hong Kong Chinese adolescents, parents and teachers on the same adolescent health issues. A total of 22 focus groups were conducted with Form 1 students (aged from 11 to 13) who attended the Basic Life Skills Training program organized by the Student Health Service, Department of Health…

  17. Not Just Words on a Page: Kids, Parents, and Teachers Learning about Reading Together.

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    Wright, Judith A.

    1995-01-01

    Paints a portrait of a students' varied experiences with literature, and explains how the teacher brings the reading process to a conscious level with students and parents to help them appreciate readers' strengths. Intertwines several case studies of students and their awareness (or lack of awareness) of their own reading strategies. (RS)

  18. The Impact of Dynamic Assessment: An Exploration of the Views of Children, Parents and Teachers

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    Lawrence, Nicola; Cahill, Sharon

    2014-01-01

    A qualitative research project was carried out to explore the views of children with special educational needs, their parents and teachers about one aspect of educational psychology practice: the dynamic assessment of cognitive skills. The research was carried out in a highly diverse and inclusive borough in East London, by Nicola Lawrence from…

  19. The Creative Journal for Children: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors.

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    Capacchione, Lucia

    Intended as a practical guide for parents, counselors, and teachers, this book contains basic principles and techniques to guide children in journal-keeping. The book is fully illustrated with examples from children's journals. The exercises are designed for use with very young children (preschool and kindergarten) as well as with elementary and…

  20. Empowering Teachers and Parents: School Restructuring through the Eyes of Anthropologists.

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    Hess, G. Alfred, Jr., Ed.

    Elmore (1990) has presented two contrasting models of school restructuring, each with different views about who is empowered--teachers or parents. This book examines what happens when schools and school districts attempt to implement either of these models. Following the introduction, "Examining School Restructuring Efforts," by G.…

  1. Elementary School Recess: Selected Readings, Games, and Activities for Teachers and Parents.

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    Clements, Rhonda L., Ed.

    Based upon the principle that all children have a right to play and to experience the benefits of recess, this book assists elementary school teachers and parents in offering children in preschool through Grade 6 appropriate recess games and activities and provides a variety of readings that support the need for recess activities. The book is…

  2. Digital Channels in Teacher-Parent Communication: The Case of Estonia

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    Palts, Karmen; Kalmus, Veronika

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to analyse the attitudes of Estonian primary school teachers and parents regarding the role of mutual digital communication in socialising the child and in the child's academic progress, their communication channel preferences, and related experiences and opinions. The main starting points are Bronfenbrenner's (1979)…

  3. Children's and Young Adult Literature by Latino Writers: A Guide for Librarians, Teachers, Parents, and Students.

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    York, Sherry

    This guide is designed to help librarians, teachers, parents, and students learn and teach about Latinos and find appropriate reading materials by Latinos. The titles in the guide are in print and available for purchase as of the printing of this book. Most books in the guide were written for children or young adults--interest-level designations…

  4. Developing Creative Talent in Art: A Guide for Parents and Teachers. Publications in Creativity Research.

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    Khatena, Joe; Khatena, Nelly

    This book is intended as a guide for parents, teachers, and others interested in developing creative art talent in young people. The book is based on the following assumptions: (1) being able to recognize and knowing how to identify creative individuals with special talent in art, guidance can be given to maximize the achievement of their…

  5. Behavior Management Manual for Preschool Children, Their Parents & Teachers. (Revised Edition).

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    Meier, John H.

    This booklet is intended to help teachers, aides, and parents of preschool-age children to establish desirable behaviors and eliminate inappropriate behaviors in their children. Following a list of definitions, the booklet discusses how to discriminate between different types of behavior and how to choose the appropriate level of response. Major…

  6. Preschool Children's Transition to Formal Schooling: The Importance of Collaboration between Teachers, Parents and Children

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    Skouteris, Helen; Watson, Brittany; Lum, Jarrad

    2012-01-01

    To our knowledge, no previous literature review has focused specifically on the effectiveness of transition programs that target collaboration between primary school and pre-school teachers, parents and children. Hence, in this paper we sought to review the literature on this topic. The findings of published studies to date reveal that,…

  7. Korean-English Dual Language Immersion: Perspectives of Students, Parents and Teachers

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    Lee, Jin Sook; Jeong, Eunsook

    2013-01-01

    This qualitative study examines the experiences of Korean-American students, parents and teachers in a newly instituted 50/50 Korean-English dual language immersion programme, where the majority of the students are of Korean descent. Based on home and school observations, as well as interviews with six Korean-American students and their parents…

  8. Muskox Milk, Ptarmigan Pie and Other Northern Delicacies (Kids Can Cook): Guide to Parents and Teachers.

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    Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.

    This guide for parents and teachers encourages the use of foods in children's learning activities, especially foods that are harvested in the Northwest Territories of Canada and that play a role in health maintenance. The activities also provide an opportunity for children to experience new foods. Sections in the guide discuss: (1) nutrition,…

  9. Helping Children Grow Up in the 90's: A Resource Book for Parents and Teachers.

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    National Association of School Psychologists, Silver Spring, MD.

    This resource book was created to address many of the areas that place children at risk for educational and social failure. It consists of handouts and fact sheets that educators and psychologists can photocopy and distribute to parents, teachers, and other educators so that they can more broadly understand and address some of the situations that…

  10. Guidelines for Teachers and Parents of Visually Handicapped Children with Additional Handicaps.

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    Eustis, E. M.; Tierney B.

    Intended for parents and teachers of blind, multihandicapped children in special schools; the booklet outlines practical suggestions for teaching children with varying degrees of handicap. Sections cover the following areas (subtopics in parentheses): visual handicap (degrees of blindness); motor development and mobility (suggestions for…

  11. Assessing Toddler Language Competence: Agreement of Parents' and Preschool Teachers' Assessments

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    Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica; Fekonja, Urska; Podlesek, Anja; Kranjc, Simona

    2011-01-01

    According to the findings of several studies, parents' assessments of their toddler's language are valid and reliable evaluations of children's language competence, especially at early development stages. This study examined whether preschool teachers, who spend a relatively great deal of time with toddlers in various preschool activities and…

  12. Guiding Young Children's Behavior: Helpful Ideas for Parents & Teachers from 28 Early Childhood Experts.

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    Farber, Betty, Ed.

    This collection of articles is compiled to offer parents and teachers guidelines to help navigate between a child's intentions and his or her behavior. The book consists of 43 brief chapters divided into 9 sections. Articles in section one, "Guiding Young Children's Behavior," address issues of discipline, setting limits, effective…

  13. Team Sports, Gymnastics, and Dance in Community Settings. A Guide for Teachers, Coaches, and Parents.

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    Sullivan, Patricia A., Ed.

    This book is designed to enhance understanding of what is important for parents, coaches, and teachers to know when making choices about non-school-based programs for children. The book begins with "Preface" (Patricia A. Sullivan" and "Introduction" (Liane M. Summerfield.) The first section, "Team Sports" (Danny R. Mielke), which applies to a…

  14. Community Capacity-Building in Schools: Parents' and Teachers' Reflections from an Eating Disorder Prevention Program

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    Russell-Mayhew, Shelly; Arthur, Nancy; Ewashen, Carol

    2008-01-01

    A pilot research study to examine the effect of a wellness-based intervention on improving students' body image, personal attitudes, and eating behaviors highlighted the importance of a healthy school environment. Parent and teacher focus groups were conducted to explore the perceived influences of wellness-based interventions designed for…

  15. Human Sexuality. A Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers on Teaching...High School Level.

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    Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.

    This guide provides information and resources that will facilitate parents' ability to help adolescents understand human sexuality within the context of home and family values and ideals. It provides teachers with resources to facilitate the decision making process. Contents are organized within a framework of objectives and guidelines for both…

  16. Voices of Children, Parents and Teachers: How Children Cope with Stress during School Transition

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    Wong, Mun

    2015-01-01

    This study explores how children's perceptions of stress factors and coping strategies are constructed over time. Children were interviewed before and after they made the transition from preschool to primary school. This study also explores teachers' and parental strategies in helping children to cope with stress at school. The sample included 53…

  17. The Role of Parent/Teacher Collaboration in Transforming Student Lives through Learning

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    Grothaus, Rick John

    2010-01-01

    The research in the study examined the development and effects of an alternative model of parent/teacher collaboration on behalf of student learning. The setting for the research was IMPACT School, a small independent school serving students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Two primary research questions were addressed: (1) What…

  18. Parents and Teachers' Perceptions of Mother-Tongue Medium of Instruction Policy in Nigerian Primary Schools

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    Iyamu, Ede O. S.; Ogiegbaen, Sam E. Aduwa

    2007-01-01

    Many inadequacies of Nigeria's schools derived from their religious and colonial past. One in particular is studied in this paper, namely opposition to the use of the mother tongue as the medium of instruction. Questionnaires on the subject were administered to samples of 1000 primary school teachers and 1500 parents of primary school children.…

  19. Partnering with Latino Families during Kindergarten Transition: Lessons Learned from a Parent-Teacher Conference

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    Cheatham, Gregory A.; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita

    2012-01-01

    Parent-educator partnerships are an important element of effective early childhood, K-12, and special education programs (Dunst, Trivette, & Snyder, 2000; Tabors, 2008). While early childhood and other classrooms in the United States are increasingly diverse, the teachers in those classrooms are unlikely to be of the same linguistic or cultural…

  20. Stories from Intercultural Education in Serbia: Teacher Leadership and Parent Participation

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    Vranješevic, Jelena; Frost, David

    2016-01-01

    This article explores the potential of teacher leadership as a strategy to promote intercultural education by empowering parents and members of ethnic minority groups to participate in the life of the school. It links the idea of participation for social justice with the goals of intercultural education within the context of the APREME (Advancing…

  1. Students' Perceptions of Parental and Teacher Academic Involvement: Consequences on Achievement Goals

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    Regner, Isabelle; Loose, Florence; Dumas, Florence

    2009-01-01

    The present study examined whether students' perceptions of two major facets of parental and teacher academic involvement (i.e., academic support and academic monitoring), contribute to the process of students' achievement goals adoption. French junior high-school students completed two questionnaires assessing first their perceptions of parental…

  2. Where All Are Winners: A Mathematics Olympics for Parents, Students, and Teachers.

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    Koes, Mary T.; Saab, Joy Faini

    1996-01-01

    Presents the benefits of staging a mathematics Olympics involving parents as well as the students and teachers. Benefits include promoting a positive attitude toward the school and fostering mutual trust between homes and schools. Describes such activities as battleship, tangram exercises, juggle, fraction blackjack, Kalah, and a wheel of numbers,…

  3. Learning to Speak with a Professional Voice: Initiating Preservice Teachers into Being a Resource for Parents

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    Freeman, Nancy K.; Knopf, Herman T.

    2007-01-01

    Beginning teachers of young children often express concern that their professional preparation has not adequately prepared them to work effectively with families. This remains the case in spite of literature documenting the importance of involving parents in their children's early education. This article describes a service learning project…

  4. Perceptions and Lived Experiences of Illinois Parents as Teachers Program Leaders While Managing a Multigenerational Staff

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    Ruhe Marsh, Linda

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative narrative inquiry was to explore the perceptions and lived experiences of Illinois Parents as Teachers (PAT) program leaders managing a multigenerational workforce. Supervisors state that leading a multigenerational staff possesses challenges that affect overall productivity (Bell, 2008). PAT stakeholders including…

  5. Kindergarten Readiness and Preschools: Teachers' and Parents' Beliefs within and across Programs

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    Hatcher, Beth; Nuner, Joyce; Paulsel, Jean

    2012-01-01

    This qualitative interview-based study compares beliefs about kindergarten readiness and about the roles of preschools in readiness among parents and preschool teachers in three early childhood programs in the northeastern and southwestern United States. Interviews focused on beliefs concerning meanings of kindergarten readiness and the role of…

  6. Pathways of influence in school-based mentoring: the mediating role of parent and teacher relationships.

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    Chan, Christian S; Rhodes, Jean E; Howard, Waylon J; Lowe, Sarah R; Schwartz, Sarah E O; Herrera, Carla

    2013-02-01

    This study explores the pathways through which school-based mentoring relationships are associated with improvements in elementary and high school students' socio-emotional, academic, and behavioral outcomes. Participants in the study (N=526) were part of a national evaluation of the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring programs, all of whom had been randomly assigned to receive mentoring at their schools over the course of one academic year. Students were assessed at the beginning and end of the school year. The results of structural equation modeling showed that mentoring relationship quality, as measured by the Youth-Centered Relationship scale and the Youth's Emotional Engagement scale, was significantly associated with positive changes in youths' relationships with parents and teachers, as measured by subscales of the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment, the Teacher Relationship Quality scale, and the Hemingway Measure of Adolescent Connectedness. Higher quality relationships with parents and teachers, in turn, were significantly associated with better youth outcomes, including self-esteem, academic attitudes, prosocial behaviors, and misconduct. The effect sizes of the associations ranged from 0.12 to 0.52. Mediation analysis found that mentoring relationship quality was indirectly associated with some of the outcomes through its association with improved parent and teacher relationships. Implications of the findings for theory and research are discussed.

  7. Family Involvement and Parent-Teacher Relationships for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Garbacz, S. Andrew; McIntyre, Laura Lee; Santiago, Rachel T.

    2016-01-01

    Family educational involvement and parent--teacher relationships are important for supporting student outcomes and have unique implications for families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, little research has examined child and family characteristics among families of children with ASD as predictors of family involvement and…

  8. South Asian Parents' Aspirations versus Teachers' Expectations in the United Kingdom

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    Crozier, Gill

    2009-01-01

    This article explores teacher expectations of second-generation UK South Asian students (of Bangladeshi and Pakistani heritage) and their views of the parents as lacking high aspirations for their children. A range of misguided perceptions and stereotypical views are discussed and challenged. The author argues that these views are largely based on…

  9. Consequences of Using Testing Accommodations: Student, Teacher, and Parent Perceptions of and Reactions to Testing Accommodations

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    Lang, Sylvia C.; Kumke, Patrick J.; Ray, Corey E.; Cowell, Erin L.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Kratochwill, Thomas R.; Bolt, Daniel M.

    2005-01-01

    This study examined student, parent, and teacher perceptions of the use of testing accommodations and the relationship between student perceptions of testing accommodations and their disability status and grade level. Students with and without disabilities completed math and reading achievement tests with and without accommodations. Students,…

  10. Literacy and Autism: Case Studies of Two Kindergarten Children, Their Teachers, and Their Parents

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    Monroe, Dana M.

    2009-01-01

    ASD knows no boundaries in terms of racial, ethnic, economic, educational or social background; it can affect any family and any child (Autism Society of America, 2009). As the population struggles to understand the disorder, parents and teachers find themselves on a quest to meet the needs of children diagnosed with autism, both in the home and…

  11. Differential Trust between Parents and Teachers of Children from Low-Income and Immigrant Backgrounds

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    Janssen, Marije; Bakker, Joep T. A.; Bosman, Anna M. T.; Rosenberg, Kirsten; Leseman, Paul P. M.

    2012-01-01

    This study was designed to investigate the trust relationship between parents and teachers in first grade. Additional research questions were whether trust was related to ethnicity and reading performance. The five facets of trust; benevolence, reliability, competence, honesty and openness, were measured on a 4-point Likert scale. Reading…

  12. Aligning Student, Parent, and Teacher Incentives: Evidence from Houston Public Schools. NBER Working Paper No. 17752

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    Fryer, Roland, Jr.

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes an experiment designed to investigate the impact of aligning student, parent, and teacher incentives on student achievement. On outcomes for which incentives were provided, there were large treatment effects. Students in treatment schools mastered more than one standard deviation more math objectives than control students, and…

  13. The Shadow of Colonialism on Relations between Immigrant Parents and Their Children's Teachers

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    Ali, Mehrunnisa Ahmad

    2012-01-01

    Using a theoretical framework that integrates socio-cultural theory, postcolonial perspectives, and the ethic of care, we (a) characterize the relationship between immigrant parents and their children's teachers, (b) offer reasons for the relationship, and (c) suggest some strategies for improving them. Several focus group discussions were held…

  14. Perceived Usefulness of Learning Strategies by Children with Tourette Syndrome Plus, Their Parents and Their Teachers

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    Thomas, Roger; Carroll, Alan; Chomin, Elizabeth; Williamson, Tyler; Beran, Tanya; Palacios-Derflingher, Luz; Drummond, Neil

    2013-01-01

    Objective: Children with Tourette syndrome and other co-morbidities (abbreviated hereafter to TS+) experience significant learning difficulties. We wished to identify educational strategies that these students, their parents and teachers considered useful. Design: An "educational toolkit" was compiled of 84 strategies identified by…

  15. The Decision-Making Processes of Early Childhood Teachers When Working with Children Experiencing Parental Separation and Divorce

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    Mahony, L.; Lunn, J.; Petriwskyj, A.; Walsh, K.

    2015-01-01

    In this study, the pedagogical decision-making processes of 21 Australian early childhood teachers working with children experiencing parental separation and divorce were examined. Transcripts from interviews and a focus group with teachers were analysed using grounded theory methodology. The findings showed that as teachers interacted with young…

  16. The Status of Corporal Punishment in Jordanian Primary Schools from the Perspectives Of: Teachers, Students, and Parents

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    Khateeb, Linda Ahmad

    2015-01-01

    The study aims to investigate the status of corporal punishment in Jordanian Primary schools from the perspectives of: Teachers, students, and parents. The corpus of the study comprises (95) Male and female teachers, (135) male and female students form Jordanian primary schools. Two questionnaire forms were used in this study: one for teachers and…

  17. The Concordance between Teachers' and Parents' Perceptions of School Transition Practices: A Solid Base for the Future

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    Ahtola, Annarilla; Björn, Piia Maria; Turunen, Tiina; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa; Kontoniemi, Marita; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik

    2016-01-01

    This study focuses on parents' and teachers' perceptions of practices aimed at easing the transition to formal schooling (e.g., familiarization with the school, discussions about the school entrants). A total of 230 preschool teachers, 131 elementary school teachers, and 2,662 mothers and fathers filled in a questionnaire containing items on how…

  18. Assessment of 6th Grade Elementary School Students, Their Parents' and Branch Teachers' Perspective on Physical Education Classes

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    Boyraz, Sirin; Ozbar, Nurper; Yetgin, Meral Kucuk; Koksalan, Burke

    2015-01-01

    A total of 437 volunteers including 54 teachers, 218 6th grade students and 102 parents from Beykoz Elementary Schools participated in this study to understand the perspectives of students, families and teachers on Physical Education classes. The perspectives of students, families and teachers of other branches are identified by survey method.…

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    ... parents, people are always ready to offer advice. Parenting tips, parents' survival guides, dos, don'ts, shoulds ... right" way to be a good parent. Good parenting includes Keeping your child safe Showing affection and ...

  20. Future Teachers' Attitudes toward Gay and Lesbian Parenting.

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    Shelley-Sireci, Lynn M.; Ciano-Boyce, Claudia; Deramo, Marianne

    Noting current estimates that between 4 and 14 million children have lesbian or gay parents and recent research suggesting that most college students are homophobic, this study examined college students' homophobia and attitudes toward adoption. Participating in the study were 96 heterosexual undergraduate education majors at a state college who…

  1. Mediating effects of teacher and peer relationships between parental abuse/neglect and emotional/behavioral problems.

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    Ban, Jiyoon; Oh, Insoo

    2016-11-01

    The current study examined the mediating effects of the teacher and peer relationships between parental abuse/neglect and a child's emotional/behavioral problems. A total of 2070 student surveys from the panel of the Korean Child Youth Panel Study (KCYPS) were analyzed by path analysis. The key findings of this study are outlined below. Firstly, parental physical and emotional abuse and neglect had significant effects on children's problems. The direct effect of parental abuse on emotional/behavioral problems was higher than the direct effect of parental neglect on emotional/behavioral problems. Secondly, the teacher relationship partially mediated the effects of the parental abuse/neglect on emotional/behavioral problems. Thirdly, the peer relationship also partially mediated the effects of parental abuse/neglect on children's emotional/behavioral problems. The indirect effect of parental neglect via teacher relationships and peer relationships was stronger than the indirect effect of parental abuse. This study is significant in that it identified that parental abuse/neglect was mediated by the teacher and peer relationship, thereby suggesting an implication for effective intervention with children who have suffered abuse and neglect. In terms of the teacher and peer relationship, understanding the influence of parental abuse and neglect on children's problems was discussed, and the limitations and recommendations for future study were suggested.

  2. Perceived Social Competence and Loneliness Among Young Children with ASD: Child, Parent and Teacher Reports.

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    Zeedyk, Sasha M; Cohen, Shana R; Eisenhower, Abbey; Blacher, Jan

    2016-02-01

    Perceived loneliness and social competence were assessed for 127 children with ASD without comorbid ID, 4-7 years old, through child self-report. Using an abbreviated version of the Loneliness and Social Dissatisfaction Questionnaire (LSDQ; Cassidy and Asher in Child Dev 63:250-365, 1992), the majority of children reported friendships, yet a considerable proportion also reported social difficulties. Factor analysis of the abbreviated LSDQ identified three factors, which were significantly associated with parent- and teacher-reported variables. Regression analyses revealed parent-reported social skills deficits and teacher-reported conflict in the student-teacher relationship to be associated with child-reported loneliness. Implications for practice are discussed.

  3. Hello Parents, Where Are You? A Teachers' Call for Involvement.

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    Lauderdale, Katherine Lynn, Ed.; Bonilla, Carlos A.

    For many years, efforts to improve public schools centered on increased funding, teacher training, tougher curriculum (fewer electives, more math and science), and stiffer graduation requirements. But, from all of these attempts at reform, a basic concept became clear to the nation's educators: major reform of the public schools will not occur…

  4. Teacher and Parent Ratings of Children with Depressive Disorders

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    Mattison, Richard E.; Carlson, Gabrielle A.; Cantwell, Dennis P.; Asarnow, Joan Rosenbaum

    2007-01-01

    The fields of child psychology and psychiatry have not yet established the clinical presentation in school of children and adolescents who have been diagnosed as having a depressive disorder. To address this issue, the authors used teacher ratings on scale oriented to the third, revised edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of…

  5. Reconstructing Parents' Meetings in Primary Schools: The Teacher as Expert, the Parent as Advocate and the Pupil as Self-Advocate

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    Inglis, Gillian

    2012-01-01

    The efficacy of parents' meetings in primary schools in the UK is an area in need of research. This article uses an approach informed by grounded theory to explore the experiences and satisfaction of parents, teachers and pupils regarding bi-annual meetings to discuss pupil progress. A two-phase approach was utilised, with diary-interviews with…

  6. Communicating with Parents of Children with Special Needs in Saudi Arabia: Parents' and Teachers' Perceptions of Using Email for Regular and Ongoing Communication

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    Dubis, Snaa; Bernadowski, Carianne

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study, by Snaa Dubis from Salman Bin Abdu Aziz University, Saudi Arabia, and Robert Morris University, USA, and Carianne Bernadowski from Robert Morris University, was to investigate parents' and special education teachers' perceptions of using email as a component of parental involvement in the academic and/or behavioural…

  7. Teachers' Perceptions of Administrative Autonomy-Supportive versus Controlling Behaviors: Factors That Influence Teacher Intrinsic Motivation and Relationships with Administrators

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    Scudella, Christine M.

    2015-01-01

    Federal policy around supervision and evaluation has prompted state action to develop new evaluation systems to increase student achievement. Systems, such as the Framework for Educator Effectiveness implemented in Wisconsin, are tied to teacher performance as well as student achievement. This type of performance-based evaluation system relies on…

  8. Parent involvement in the academic adjustment of Latino middle and high school youth: teacher expectations and school belonging as mediators.

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    Kuperminc, Gabriel P; Darnell, Adam J; Alvarez-Jimenez, Anabel

    2008-08-01

    A path model based in a theory of social capital was tested with Latino middle school (n=195, 58% female, average 13.8 years of age) and high school students (n=129, 64% female, average 16.8 years of age). Most participants (77%) were immigrants (predominantly from Mexico). Questionnaires assessed student perceptions of parent involvement, school belonging, and academic competence. Teachers rated their expectations for student academic attainment and grades were obtained from school records. Perceived school belonging and teacher expectations mediated cross-sectional associations of parent involvement with academic adjustment. Links between parent involvement and academic adjustment were stronger for high school than middle school students. Middle school parent involvement was unrelated to teacher expectations and its indirect effect on school grades was non-significant. Future research should examine the link between middle school parent involvement and teacher expectations and its potential role in increasing Latino youths' school success.

  9. Parent and teacher perceptions of the impact of school nurse interventions on children's self-management of diabetes.

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    Peery, Annette I; Engelke, Martha Keehner; Swanson, Melvin S

    2012-08-01

    Diabetes is a common chronic illness among school-age children. The school nurse collaborates with the student, parents, and teachers to help the child manage their diabetes effectively. Very little is known about the relationship between school nurse interventions and parent/teacher perceptions of the child's self-management. We examined this relationship in a sample of 69 school-age children who received case management from school nurses. Our findings suggest that teachers and parents do not always agree on how well a child manages their illness. When school nurses provide more education and counseling, parents are more likely to perceive an improvement in their child's self-management. Teachers are more likely to perceive an improvement when the nurse provides more classroom visits and includes the physical education teacher and guidance counselor. These findings suggest that the roles of educator, counselor, and collaborator are important for school nurses who provide care to school-age children with diabetes.

  10. Reliable Ratings or Reading Tea Leaves: Can Parent, Teacher, and Clinician Behavioral Ratings of Preschoolers Predict ADHD at Age Six?

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    O’Neill, Sarah; Schneiderman, Robyn L.; Rajendran, Khushmand; Marks, David J.; Halperin, Jeffrey M.

    2013-01-01

    Objective To assess the relative ability of parent, teacher, and clinician behavioral ratings of preschoolers to predict ADHD severity and diagnosis at 6 years of age. Method Hyperactive/inattentive preschoolers [N=104, 75% boys, Mean (SD) age = 4.37 (.47) years] were followed over two years (mean=26.44 months, SD=5.66). At baseline (BL), parents and teachers completed the ADHD-RS-IV and clinicians completed the Behavioral Rating Inventory for Children following a psychological testing session. At age 6, [Mean (SD) age = 6.62 (.35) years], parents were interviewed with the K-SADS-PL; teachers completed the ADHD-RS-IV; and laboratory measures of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention were obtained from children. Hierarchical logistic and linear regression analyses examined which combination of BL ratings best predicted 6-year-old ADHD diagnosis and severity, respectively. Results At age 6, 56 (53.8%) children met DSM-IV criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD. BL ratings from parent/teacher/clinician, parent/teacher and parent/clinician combinations significantly predicted children who had an ADHD diagnosis at age 6. Parent and clinician, but not teacher, behavior ratings were significant independent predictors of ADHD diagnosis and severity at 6-years-old. However, only clinician reports of preschoolers’ behaviors predicted laboratory measures of over-activity and inattention at follow-up. Conclusion Cross-situationality is important for a diagnosis of ADHD during the preschool years. Among parents, teachers and clinicians, positive endorsements from all three informants, parent/teacher or parent/clinician appear to have prognostic value. Clinicians’ ratings of preschoolers’ inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity are valid sources of information for predicting ADHD diagnosis and severity over time. PMID:24085388

  11. Teacher and Administrator Responses to Standards-Based Reform

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    Desimone, Laura

    2013-01-01

    Background: Since the onset of standards-based reform and its continuation in the form of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and now Race to the Top, debates have continued about whether such policies foster desirable change in states, districts, schools and classrooms. Research Question: The study asks: How do state and district administrators,…

  12. Developing Great Administrators One Teacher at a Time

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    Nelson, Kristen

    2010-01-01

    Principal shortages have become a nationwide issue, with education publications frequently discussing the devastating problem of not having enough high-quality candidates apply for administrative positions. The conundrum begs the question: Where have all the instructional leaders gone? To meet the challenge of keeping high-quality principal…

  13. Helicopter Parents Can Be a Good Thing

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    Hiltz, Julie

    2015-01-01

    Helicopter parents get a bad rap. Teachers and administrators should view them as a resource--not a nuisance. By encouraging open communication, teachers can begin to understand the motivations of these parents and find creative ways to connect them with opportunities to promote their students' academic success and the school's overall…

  14. Playing Fair with Latino Parents as Parents, Not Teachers: Beyond Family Literacy as Assisting Homework

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    Torres, Myriam N.; Hurtado-Vivas, Romelia

    2011-01-01

    Family literacy has moved of late to the forefront of school reform, mostly because of the implementation of the No Child Left Behind policy. Family literacy has become a process of colonization: Standardization of the skill-based approach and Euro-American middle-class practices have become the norm for evaluating the involvement of all parents.…

  15. Parent Involvement: Perceived Encouragement and Barriers to African Refugee Parent and Teacher Relationships

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    Tadesse, Selamawit

    2014-01-01

    Children coming from refugee families have special psychological, social, and academic needs, and their success greatly depends on the positive support they receive from the host community. Teachers and peers at the school can provide cumulative support to help these children and their families overcome major socio-cultural and educational…

  16. Knowledge, attitudes, and acceptability of a human papilloma virus vaccine among students, parents and teachers in Thailand.

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    Songthap, Archin; Pitisuttithum, Punnee; Kaewkungwal, Jaranit; Fungladda, Wijitr; Bussaratid, Valai

    2012-03-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitudes about human papilloma virus (HPV) and cervical cancer, and the acceptability of HPV vaccine among students, parents and teachers in secondary schools in Bangkok, Thailand. We conducted a school-based cross-sectional study at four public secondary schools in Bangkok. A total of 644 students aged 12-15 years, 664 parents and 304 teachers were recruited into the study. Data were collected by self-administered questionnaires. The percentages of students, parents and teachers who were willing to be vaccinated were 26, 49 and 43%, respectively. Forty-one percent of parents wanted their children to be vaccinated. Students, parents and teachers had a moderate knowledge of HPV, cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine with mean scores of 6.91 (SD = 1.75), 6.82 (SD = 1.88), and 6.70 (SD = 1.89), respectively. The attitudes of students, parents, and teachers were fair with scores of 3.46 (SD = 0.41), 3.52 (SD = 0.43), and 3.46 (SD = 0.47) out of 5, respectively. Twenty-nine percent of students and 36% of parents were willing to pay USD 14.3-28.5 per dose for the quadrivalent vaccine; 33% of teachers were willing to pay < USD 14.3 per dose for the quadrivalent vaccine. This study is the first study to report the knowledge, and attitudes and acceptability of HPV vaccination in Thailand. The findings suggest the willingness to pay was relatively low and related to the price, while knowledge and attitudes regarding the importance of the HPV vaccine were fair particularly among parents and teachers. Greater effort may be needed to educate people regarding the cost and benefits of HPV vaccination before it would be more acceptable to parents, teachers and students in Thailand.

  17. Cognitive, Parent and Teacher Rating Measures of Executive Functioning: Shared and Unique Influences on School Achievement

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    Dekker, Marielle C.; Ziermans, Tim B.; Spruijt, Andrea M.; Swaab, Hanna

    2017-01-01

    Very little is known about the relative influence of cognitive performance-based executive functioning (EF) measures and behavioral EF ratings in explaining differences in children's school achievement. This study examined the shared and unique influence of these different EF measures on math and spelling outcome for a sample of 84 first and second graders. Parents and teachers completed the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF), and children were tested with computer-based performance tests from the Amsterdam Neuropsychological Tasks (ANT). Mixed-model hierarchical regression analyses, including intelligence level and age, showed that cognitive performance and teacher's ratings of working memory and shifting concurrently explained differences in spelling. However, teacher's behavioral EF ratings did not explain any additional variance in math outcome above cognitive EF performance. Parent's behavioral EF ratings did not add any unique information for either outcome measure. This study provides support for the ecological validity of performance- and teacher rating-based EF measures, and shows that both measures could have a complementary role in identifying EF processes underlying spelling achievement problems. The early identification of strengths and weaknesses of a child's working memory and shifting capabilities, might help teachers to broaden their range of remedial intervention options to optimize school achievement. PMID:28194121

  18. Do Teachers, Students and Parents Agree about the Top Five Good Teacher's Characteristics?

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    Plavšic, Marlena; Dikovic, Marina

    2016-01-01

    As the most influential figure in the classroom, a good teacher has long been the object of research. His/her most important characteristics can be analysed from more than one point of view. The objective of this study was to apply Korthagen's model of levels of change in exploring the most important characteristics of a good teacher from the…

  19. Framing black boys: parent, teacher, and student narratives of the academic lives of black boys.

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    Rowley, Stephanie J; Ross, Latisha; Lozada, Fantasy T; Williams, Amber; Gale, Adrian; Kurtz-Costes, Beth

    2014-01-01

    The discourse on Black boys tends to suggest that Black boys are in complete peril. We begin with evidence that Black boys are excelling in certain contexts (i.e., in certain states, in certain schools, and in certain courses). We then discuss the ways in which the narratives used by parents, teachers, and Black boys themselves may serve to further reinforce views that Black boys are beyond hope. Research on Black parents suggests that they tend to view their sons as vulnerable and have lower expectations for sons than for daughters. Studies of teachers show that they tend to view Black boys as unteachable, as social problems, and as scary. Research on Black boys shows that they are sometimes complicit in supporting these narratives by engaging in negative or ste reotypical behavior. We also include recent research that includes counter-narratives of Black boys. We end with suggestions for future research.

  20. School effectiveness and effectiveness indicators: Parents', students', teachers', and principals' perspectives

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    Gaziel, Haim

    1996-09-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of school effectiveness among parents, students, teachers and principals, and differences in their perceptions across school levels (primary vs. secondary) and types (religious state vs. non-religious state). Finally, the results were compared with school effectiveness indicators in the literature. A sample of all categories of subject in eight Israeli schools were interviewed (N=64). Analysis reveals that parents stressed school outputs, teachers stressed their skills and teaching processes, students emphasized both inputs and outcomes, and principals chiefly inputs. Religious schools gave more weight than others to values. These findings are broadly in line with the literature, but any comprehensive analysis of school effectiveness demands reference to all aspects of the concept.

  1. Agreement between parents and teachers on preschool children's behavior in a clinical sample with externalizing behavioral problems.

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    Korsch, Franziska; Petermann, Franz

    2014-10-01

    An accurate interpretation of information obtained from multiple assessors is indispensible when complex diagnoses of behavioral problems in children need to be confirmed. The present study examined the similarity of parents and kindergarten teachers ratings on children's behavior in a sample of 160 preschool children (a clinical group including 80 children with externalizing behavioral problems and a matched control group including 80 children). Behavioral problems were assessed using the SDQ, and the DISYPS-II questionnaires for ADHD and conduct disorders. The results revealed low levels of parent-teacher agreement for their ratings on the children's behavior in both groups with the highest correlations in the non-clinical sample. Parent-teacher agreement did not differ significantly across the samples. Parent and teacher ratings correlated with the prevalence of externalizing disorders and were found to be almost independent of each other. The results highlight the importance of multiple informants and their independent influence within the diagnostic process.

  2. The Day-to-Day Reality of Teacher Turnover in Preschool Classrooms: An Analysis of Classroom Context and Teacher, Director, and Parent Perspectives

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    Cassidy, Deborah J.; Lower, Joanna K.; Kintner-Duffy, Victoria L.; Hegde, Archana V.; Shim, Jonghee

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the current study is to examine teacher turnover comprehensively by triangulating the experiences of teachers, directors, parents, and children through actual, "real-time" turnover transitions. We intentionally examined turnover with a small sample size (N = 13 classrooms) to facilitate comprehensive data collection utilizing…

  3. Measuring growth in bilingual and monolingual children's english productive vocabulary development: the utility of combining parent and teacher report.

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    Vagh, Shaher Banu; Pan, Barbara Alexander; Mancilla-Martinez, Jeannette

    2009-01-01

    This longitudinal study examined growth in the English productive vocabularies of bilingual and monolingual children between ages 24 and 36 months and explored the utility and validity of supplementing parent reports with teacher reports to improve the estimation of children's vocabulary. Low-income, English-speaking and English/Spanish-speaking parents and Early Head Start and Head Start program teachers completed the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory, Words and Sentences for 85 children. Results indicate faster growth rates for monolingual than for bilingual children and larger vocabularies for bilingual children who spoke mostly English than mostly Spanish at home. Parent-teacher composite reports, like parent reports, significantly related to children's directly assessed productive vocabulary at ages 30 and 36 months, but parent reports fit the model better. Implications for vocabulary assessment are discussed.

  4. Expanding the Partnership of Researchers, Teachers and Parents Through Science Museum Activities

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    Kimura, K.; Hoette, V.

    2008-06-01

    The Science Museum of Tokyo brings science and the general public together through an international collaboration of institutes, universities, and K-12 projects. These include the live science show ``UNIVERSE'', a ``live observing'' program with Hands-On Universe (HOU), Internet telescopes and the constellation cameras i-CAN. We are expanding these activities into formal education in an after-school program. We model partnerships between educators, researchers, university students, teachers and parents to create informal and formal education programs.

  5. The Issue of Education Supervision in Turkey in the Views of Teachers, Administrators, Supervisors and Lecturers

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    Memduhoglu, Hasan Basri

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study is to determine the views of teachers, administrators, supervisors and lecturers that are experts in their fields as people having roles in education regarding the aim, structure, process, strong sides and main problems of the education supervision in Turkey. In this research, the scanning model research was employed through…

  6. Relationship between School Administrators' Organizational Power Sources and Teachers' Organizational Citizenship Behaviors

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    Altinkurt, Yahya; Yilmaz, Kursad

    2012-01-01

    The main purpose of the research was to determine correlation between school administrators' organizational power sources and teachers' organizational citizenship behaviors in primary schools. The research was a correlational survey model study. 275 participants were randomly chosen for the research. The data were collected by…

  7. PKU and the Schools: Information for Teachers, Administrators and Other School Personnel.

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    Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Community Health Services.

    Designed to acquaint teachers, administrators and other school personnel with phenylketonuria (PKU - an inborn error of metabolism which requires dietary intervention), the booklet reviews school problems related to the condition. Introductory information concerns the nature, treatment, and screening and diagnosis of PKU. Diet management is…

  8. Pre-Service, Professional Development, and Collaborative Practices Regarding Paraprofessionals, Special Education Teachers, and Administrators

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    Beddow-Beste, Jolaine

    2012-01-01

    Administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals play an important role in successful outcomes for students with special needs. Post-secondary training does not guarantee that emphasis is put on how each professional entity maintains the ability to collaborate with one another, and how to determine what continued training is pertinent for each of…

  9. Teachers' and School Administrators' Perspectives and Use of Standardized Achievement Tests: A Review of Published Research.

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    Etsey, Y. Kafui

    Stakeholders and practitioners are concerned about the extent to which standardized achievement tests are meeting the general and specific purposes they were designed to achieve. Several empirical studies have been conducted to this end. This study reviews this research to determine current trends in teachers' and school administrators'…

  10. Forming an Institutional Culture with Multinational Administrators and Teachers at Effat College, Saudi Arabia

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    Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle; Treff, Marjorie

    2011-01-01

    This article describes the teaching and learning culture of a newly established women's college in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The academic culture at Effat College in 2002 included administrators and teachers from many nations, which created unique challenges in cross-cultural communication. These challenges, in turn, affected the development and…

  11. Teacher Absenteeism. A Study of the Ohio Association of School Personnel Administrators.

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    Capitan, James H.; And Others

    This paper discusses teacher absenteeism via a 1978 preliminary study of 90 school systems by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators. The major causes of employee absenteeism, cited by the participating personnel directors, were (1) personal illness, (2) illness in the family, (3) personal leave days, (4) emergencies, (5)…

  12. Action Research as a Professional Development Tool for Teachers and Administrators

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    Campbell, Christine; Tovar, Deanna

    2006-01-01

    Many teachers and administrators would acknowledge there are areas of concern in their classrooms and schools. Whether termed "problems," "issues," "challenges," or, as Nunan (1994) put it "puzzles," they provide committed professionals with an opportunity to improve the status quo. Action research is one…

  13. STEM High School Administrators', Teachers', and Students' Perceptions of Curricular and Instructional Strategies and Practices

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    Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Gubbins, E. Jean; Gilson, Cindy M.; Villanueva, Merzili; Foreman, Jennifer L.; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia

    2014-01-01

    The present qualitative study was conducted in response to federal initiatives aimed at increasing the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools in the United States; and to better understand STEM high school administrators', teachers', and students' perceptions of the characteristics of the curricular and…

  14. Examining Professional Development at the Organizational Level through the Lens of Teachers and Administrators

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    Kelsey, Lori

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this evaluative case study was to explore teachers' and administrators' perceptions of the organizational capacity during an initial implementation of a systemic change in professional development at a K-8 school. Educational reform acts such as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 pressure public school systems to increase student…

  15. Education for a Sustainable Future: A Resource for Curriculum Developers, Teachers, and Administrators.

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    Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. School Programs Div.

    This document, on social, environmental, and economic sustainability, is a resource for teachers, administrators, and curriculum developers. The increasing human population on the earth directs attention to sustainability, which was not a problem until the industrial revolution. This book uses an interdisciplinary approach and provides assistance…

  16. Attitudes towards Knowledge Management of School Administrators and Teachers Working in Turkish Schools

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    Dogan, Soner; Yigit, Yakup

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study is to investigate attitudes of school administrators and teachers working in Turkish schools towards knowledge management. In this research, an explanatory design incorporating quantitative and qualitative methods was used. The quantitative strand of the study was designed as a survey model, and the data was collected from…

  17. Administrator & Teacher Decision Module. Module I. Telecommunication Aids in Learning the Keys (TALK).

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    Canipe, Stephen

    This module presents information to administrators and teachers planning to use telecommunications in the business and office curriculum in grades 9-12. It accompanies three modules designed for use in three courses in which a unit on telecommunications can be taught. The module addresses four major needs. The first section discusses required…

  18. Does Student Teaching Abroad Affect Teacher Competencies? Perspectives from Iowa School Administrators

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    Gilson, Timothy W.; Martin, Leigh C.

    2009-01-01

    Based on a conceptual framework explaining the characteristics and learned traits gained from student teaching abroad, this study sought to identify common perceptions from hiring school administrators in the state of Iowa. A common question asked by teacher candidates is "Does my experience abroad help me acquire a teaching position?"…

  19. Problems and Paradoxes in Beginning Teacher Support: Issues Concerning School Administrators.

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    Cole, Ardra L.

    Findings of a study that examined the school administrator's role in the induction and support of beginning teachers are presented in this paper. Conducted in a school district in southwestern Ontario, Canada, data were derived from interviews with 4 principals who volunteered to develop school-based induction programs in their schools and from…

  20. Examination on the View of School Administrators and Teachers to School Counselor (Psychological Counselor)

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    Camadan, Fatih; Kahveci, Gokhan

    2013-01-01

    The main purpose of this study is to examine the view of school administrators and teachers to school counselor (Psychological Counselor) by metaphor analysis. Comparison method of relational screening models has been followed during the research. Content analysis of qualitative analysis methods has been followed to analyze collected data. Study…

  1. Understanding Homosexuality, Changing Schools: A Text for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators.

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    Lipkin, Arthur

    This book is designed to help teachers, counselors, and administrators understand the significance of gay and lesbian issues in education and to facilitate the integration of gay and lesbian families into the school community. It offers models for equity, inclusion, and school reform. The chapters are: (1) "Overview of the Problem"; (2)…

  2. The Prediction Power of Servant and Ethical Leadership Behaviours of Administrators on Teachers' Job Satisfaction

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    Güngör, Semra Kiranli

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to identify servant leadership and ethical leadership behaviors of administrators and the prediction power of these behaviors on teachers' job satisfaction according to the views of schoolteachers. This research, figured in accordance with the quantitative research processes. The target population of the research has…

  3. Social Justice: The Missing Link in School Administrators' Perspectives on Teacher Induction

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    Pinto, Laura Elizabeth; Portelli, John P.; Rottmann, Cindy; Pashby, Karen; Barrett, Sarah Elizabeth; Mujuwamariya, Donatille

    2012-01-01

    Critical scholars view schooling as one piece of a larger struggle for democracy and social justice. We investigated 41 school administrators' perceptions about the role and importance of equity, diversity and social justice in new teacher induction in the province of Ontario. Interviews reveal that principals were interested in shaping teacher…

  4. Telecommunications. Training for Day Care Teachers, Aides, and Administrators: A Comparative Study. A Summary Report.

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    Suarez, Tanya M.; And Others

    This study compared the effectiveness of three types of telecommunications technology and a traditional face-to-face approach in training day care teachers, aides, and administrators. The technologies were audio telecommunications with (1) audiotapes and slides, (2) videotapes, and (3) slowscan television. Data were collected through observations…

  5. From Fistfights to Gunfights: Preparing Teachers and Administrators To Cope with Violence in School.

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    Hughes, H. Woodrow

    Issues facing educators today include drug traffic and abuse, crime and delinquency, gangs, weapons, violence, vandalism, schoolyard bullying, and crisis management. Teachers and administrators require special skills to cope with potentially explosive situations and violent students, yet training in those skills is not being received in university…

  6. A Comparison of Special Education Administrators' and Teachers' Knowledge and Application of Ethics and Professional Standards

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    Fiedler, Craig R.; Van Haren, Barbara

    2009-01-01

    The field of special education is wrought with ethical dilemmas. The Council for Exceptional Children has outlined its code of ethics and standards for professional practice for individuals working in the field of special education. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which special education administrators and teachers possess…

  7. Children's self-perceived bodily competencies and associations with motor skills, body mass index, teachers' evaluations, and parents' concerns.

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    Toftegaard-stoeckel, Jan; Groenfeldt, Vivian; Andersen, Lars Bo

    2010-10-01

    The associations between physical competence, self-perceived bodily competence, parental concern for their children's motor skill development, and teachers' evaluation of their bodily competence were assessed in 646 six- to seven-year-olds. Physical competence was assessed by the German motor ability test "Körperkoordinationstest für Kinder", while the children's, their parents', and their teachers' evaluations were obtained through questionnaires. Parental concern, teacher evaluation, and a high body mass index were the strongest predictors of low physical competence (motor skill quotient < 85). Teachers' evaluation of bodily competence was associated with low self-perceived bodily competence in the children even after adjustment for motor skill quotient, with an odds ratio of 2.3 (P < 0.05) between the lowest and highest of the three levels after correction for motor skill competence. Results indicate that teachers' evaluation of children's motor skills should be considered a key factor when tracking and assessing physical competencies among youth.

  8. Breaking the Silences: Lesbian and Gay Parents and the Schools.

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    Caspar, Virginia; And Others

    1992-01-01

    Examines responses of homosexual parents and their children's teachers and administrators concerning parent-school communication. The article discusses dynamics that encourage homosexual parents to disclose their homosexuality to the school and the value or risk placed on disclosure. It reports on issues of gender, offering parent and faculty…

  9. Los padres como maestros de los ninos. Los padres como recursos para los maestros. Serie E: [E1] logro de la participacion de los padres. cuadernos 1 y 2. Edicion para el maestro. Cuadernos para el entrenamiento de maestros de educacion bilingue. (Parents as Their Children's Teachers. Parents as Resources for Teachers. Series E: Parent Participation, Book 1 and 2. Teacher Edition. Bilingual Education Teacher Training Packets).

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    Lazos, Hector, Comp.

    This guide on training bilingual education teachers focuses on parent participation in school activities. The guide addresses three groups of people: paraprofessionals and non-graduate students, bilingual teachers, and graduate students. Two units are presented, one dealing with the important influence parents have on their child's language…

  10. Correlation between Transformational Leadership Practices of Teachers and Administrators of a Large Suburban Newly Established High School

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    Garity, Thomas C.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the research study was to determine the correlation between transformational leadership practices of teachers and administrators of a large suburban newly established high school. Twenty-one certified teachers and two certified administrators completed Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Practices Inventory self-rating scale to rate…

  11. An Analysis of Teacher and School Administrator Technology Beliefs and Skills as They Enter into a High Achieving Schools Program

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    Hildebrand, Shelly Marie

    2009-01-01

    Teachers and administrators possess varied technology abilities and beliefs. In a study by Williams, Atkinson, Cate, and O'Hair (2008), technology integration and learning community development were positively related. As the teachers and administrators engaged in learning community development and technology integration substantive school…

  12. The Level of Ability to Adopt and Apply Organizational Democracy to Primary Schools According to Perceptions of Teachers and Administrators

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    Seker, Gunes; Topsakal, Cem

    2011-01-01

    In this study, the level of ability to adopt and apply organizational democracy by teachers and administrators in primary schools are examined. The primary schools in Van have been classified in terms of sub, mid and upper socio-economic levels and 486 teachers and 71 administrators who work at the public primary schools which are randomly chosen…

  13. Counseling toward Solutions: A Practical Solution-Focused Program for Working with Students, Teachers, and Parents.

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    Metcalf, Linda

    The intended audience for this handbook is teachers, administrators and school counselors who would like to approach school populations with a more positive, solution-focused approach. The ideas developed are based on the principles of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) and other competency-based models that address solutions rather than…

  14. Survey Development to Assess Parental Satisfaction with Adapted Physical Education Teachers' Abilities Working with Children with Autism

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    Columna, Luis; Cook, Allison; Foley, John T.; Bailey, JoEllen

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to systematically develop and validate an instrument to assess parental perceptions toward adapted physical education (APE) teachers, who work with children with autism. Methods: Participants included two expert panels and parents of children and youth with autism. The survey used a Likert-scale design where…

  15. Differential Perceptions of Bullying in the Schools: A Comparison of Student, Parent, Teacher, School Counselor, and Principal Reports

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    Newgent, Rebecca A.; Lounsbery, Karyl L.; Keller, Elizabeth A.; Baker, Crystal R.; Cavell, Timothy A.; Boughfman, Erica M.

    2009-01-01

    Differential perceptions among students, parents, and school personnel in relation to peer victimization were examined. Data were collected at three time points. Students reported lower overall levels of peer victimization at Time 1 than did parents and lower levels of verbal victimization than did teachers. Students reported victimization…

  16. Teacher-Child Relationship, Parenting, and Growth in Likelihood and Severity of Physical Aggression in the Early School Years

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    Runions, Kevin C.; Vitaro, Fank; Cross, Donna; Shaw, Thérèse; Hall, Margaret

    2014-01-01

    This investigation used two-part growth modeling and cross-lagged panel analysis to examine the predictive function of parenting and teacher-child relationship on the likelihood of children showing problems with parent-rated physical aggression, and on the severity of problems, for 374 children followed from prekindergarten and first grade.…

  17. Hablando Con Maestros Guia para Padres para Resolver Problemas Con La Escuela = Talking With Teachers: A Problem-Solving Handbook for Parents.

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    Mata, Roberto L.

    Designed to help parents communicate with teachers about the school problems of their children, the handbook provides strategies which can guide parents to collect accurate information about a problem and to use it to initiate an open exchange with the teacher. The strategies can be used whether parents are becoming aware of a problem or have been…

  18. "They Didn't Have 'Out There' Gay Parents--They Just Looked Like "Normal" Regular Parents": Investigating Teachers' Approaches to Addressing Same-Sex Parenting and Non-Normative Sexuality in the Elementary School Classroom

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    Martino, Wayne; Cumming-Potvin, Wendy

    2011-01-01

    In this article we draw on queer theoretical and critical literacy perspectives to investigate elementary school teachers' pedagogical approaches to addressing same-sex parenting and non-normative sexuality in the elementary classroom. Through undertaking case study research, we examine two Australian elementary school teachers' reflections on…

  19. Teacher Perception of Ethnic and Linguistic Minority Parental Involvement and its Relationship to Children's Language and Literacy Learning: A Case Study.

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    Huss-Keeler, Rebecca L.

    1997-01-01

    A year-long ethnographic study of a British multiethnic primary school examined the influence of teacher perception of Pakistani parent involvement and interest in their children's education on teacher expectation of the children's language and literacy achievement. Findings showed that teachers misinterpreted cultural differences in parents'…

  20. Teacher-Families Online Interactions and Gender Differences in Parental Involvement through School Data System: Do Mothers Want to Know More than Fathers about Their Children?

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    Blau, Ina; Hameiri, Mira

    2012-01-01

    The integration of School Systems in K-12, opens new possibilities for online interaction among teachers, students, and their parents. This paper examines three years of teacher-student and teacher-parent online interactions in seven Israeli secondary schools during the implementation of a school system called Mashov (meaning "feedback"…