Parents and Teachers Work Together

Castle, Elizabeth; Wiencke, Maria
December 1945
Education Digest;Dec1945, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p5
The article presents a reprint of the article "Parents and Teachers Work Together," by Elizabeth Castle and Maria Wiencke, which appeared in the October 1945 issue of "Childhood Education." It describes a meeting between kindergarten and first-grade parents and teachers. The first part of the meeting focused on on educational mixer based on questions submitted by the parents. The next half focused on a group discussion, led by the teachers, on the questions. The last portion devoted to a social hour, refreshments and visiting in the children's classrooms. The questions were classified into four groups: questions on emotional reactions, social reactions, health and techniques and the building of skills. Such a meeting gives parents a real insight into what their children are doing and helps them to understand why their children discuss the things they do. Mixers can be an invaluable aid in impressing on parents the importance of close cooperation between home and school.


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