Parents and Teachers Talk it Over

Hufstedler, Virginia
April 1947
Educational Leadership;Apr1947, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p429
This article reports that one of the fundamental steps in all educational programs is the evaluation of pupil progress. Both planning and evaluation are provinces of the student, parent, and teacher, and in order for them to be done effectively, both steps should be the result of their combined efforts. If a parent attempts to judge his child's progress without consulting the pupil and the instructor, he may be unaware of the school's goals and philosophy. Parent-student and teacher-student conferences are important in evaluation. Parent-teacher conferences serve as a useful method of evaluating pupil progress. Although time is allotted for such conferences and educators are in agreement as to their importance, present results show too little benefit is derived from them. Planning on the part of educators can result in successful interviews between parents and teachers. Ideally, the pattern of parent-teacher as well as teacher-pupil relationships should be set when the child enters school for the first time.


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