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The role of communication in strenthening parent-teacher relationships in primary schools

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dc.contributor.advisor Van der Merwe, H. M. (Hester Maria) Jooste, Christina Elsie 2012-06-27T11:11:28Z 2012-06-27T11:11:28Z 2011-11
dc.identifier.citation Jooste, Christina Elsie (2011) The role of communication in strenthening parent-teacher relationships in primary schools, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Parent involvement is consistently ranked high among the key components of effective schools, and as a result is one of the brightest prospects for the future of public education. This study sought to develop a reliable measure to strengthen parent-teacher relationships that included previously unidentified aspects. Using a qualitative approach, 27 participants were purposely selected to be interviewed in order to determine the challenges stakeholders face in arranging constructive parent-teacher relationships. In addition to parents-teacher relationships, the goal was to determine the role of school principals in managing effective communication to strengthen these relationships between parents and teachers. Results identified numerous reliable parent involvement factors reflecting home monitoring, effective school involvement, and educational management. Attitude toward learning and competence motivation of learners learning behavior were positively identified when all stakeholders work together as a team. Education management that translates high expectations strengthens parent-teacher relationships for the sake of optimal learner development. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 179 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Parent involvement en
dc.subject Effective communication en
dc.subject Educational management en
dc.subject Learning attitude en
dc.subject Expectations en
dc.subject School principal
dc.subject Relationships
dc.subject Benefits
dc.subject Qualities
dc.subject Primary schools
dc.subject Expectations
dc.subject Motivation
dc.subject Attitude towards learning
dc.subject.ddc 372.119209794
dc.subject.lcsh Parent-teacher relationships -- California
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Primary -- Parent participation -- California
dc.subject.lcsh Communication and education -- California
dc.title The role of communication in strenthening parent-teacher relationships in primary schools en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Educational Studies M. Ed. (Education Management)

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