TITLE

Three-Way Conferences Assist Lay Participation

AUTHOR(S)
Camp, L. T.
PUB. DATE
April 1958
SOURCE
Educational Leadership;Apr1958, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p418
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the three-way conference that brings together child, parent and teacher to enhance understanding and confidence among them. In the program of parent participation one of the most significant ways devised for parent and teacher to exchange ideas and work together is the three-way conference. This contact with the home does much to develop better understanding and cooperative effort. The parents possess unique knowledge and understanding of their children and it is wise for the teacher to tap this resource. A teacher is a temporary, changing factor in the education of the child, whereas, upon mothers and fathers falls continuous educational responsibility. For example, by the time the child has reached the fifth grade, his parents have had from 10 to 11 years of close association and constant observation of their child's progress and development, while a teacher has had, at best, but a casual acquaintance with the group assigned to his room to add to the wide over-all knowledge of children in general which he may possess.
ACCESSION #
18689582

 

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