Understanding the Teacher-Parent Communications Gap

Rae Pica with Jennifer Prior, Laurie Linblad, & Deborah Stewart

In America, early childhood professionals often look at parents as pests rather than partners in the education process. Some teachers dread the prospect of meeting with parents, and parents often are less than thrilled with their interactions with teachers. This segment looks at barriers to teacher-parent collaboration and offers bridge-building strategies.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Jennifer Prior, Associate Professor of Early Childhood & Literacy, Northern Arizona University. Laurie Lindblad, is the Director of Family & School Success, The Family Partnership. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.,over 20 years experience in the field of early childhood education as a teacher, director, curriculum writer, music director, and consultant for staff training and professional development.
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