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Building the Parent-teacher Relationship

Building the Parent-teacher Relationship



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Categories:Types, School Work
Published by: tarn5116 on Apr 03, 2009
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Building the Parent-TeacherRelationship: Part I 
Summary by Katie Tarnowski
Parent Involvement
“Parent involvement, or lack thereof, can be a source of frustration for families, teachers, administrators, anddistricts”
Several things can cause tension between parents andteachers such as:
Language barriersCultural diversity Perceptual differences
The authors, Anne T. Henderson & Karen L. Mappwere asked several questions. The following slides will display the questionasked and their thoughtful responses/suggestions.
Who are considered “problem parents” and what arestrategies for parents in coping with “problemteachers?”
Types of Problem Parents
helicopter parents” –
hover over teachers demanding special treatment fortheir kids/tell teacher how to do their job better
“hard to reach parents”
– don’t seem to respond or act interested in activitiesat school
“hostile & angry parents”
physically threatening
Complaints parents have about teachers:
They don’t listenThey don’t respect parents’ point of view They are “hard to reach” people, can never contact them

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