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The implementation of parent-teacher conferences in the primary school

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dc.contributor.advisor Lemmer, E.M. en
dc.contributor.author Letsholo, Dikhutlo Nonia Martha en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:58:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:58:37Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:58:37Z
dc.date.submitted 2006-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1973
dc.description.abstract Parent-teacher conferences are an important component of parent involvement practice in any school. However, parent-teacher conferences often come short of the expectations of both parents and teachers and fail to lead to lasting solutions to learners' problems. This study focuses on the implementation of parent-teacher conferences in primary schools. The problem was investigated by means of a literature study and an empirical investigation. The literature identified approaches to and models of parent involvement, common barriers to parent-teacher communication and the characteristics of effective conferences. A qualitative investigation explored the process of a small sample of parent-teacher conferences in a selected primary school in Mamelodi, Gauteng Province. Data was gathered by participant observation. Findings showed that teacher talk predominated during conferences; the importance of mutual trust and teachers' listening to parents; guiding parents to improve learning at home and barriers to communication. Recommendations based on the findings were made. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 96 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Parent involvement en
dc.subject Parent-teacher conferences en
dc.subject South African education en
dc.subject Primary school en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.subject Participant observation en
dc.subject.ddc 372.11030968227
dc.subject.lcsh Parent-teacher conferences -- South Africa -- Mamelodi
dc.subject.lcsh Education -- Parent participation -- South Africa -- Mamelodi
dc.subject.lcsh Parent-teacher relationships -- South Africa -- Mamelodi
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Elementary -- South Africa -- Mamelodi
dc.title The implementation of parent-teacher conferences in the primary school en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Educational Studies en
dc.description.degree M.Ed. (Education management) en


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