2021 Student Research Conference:
34th Annual Student Research Conference

Parent-Teacher Communication in Preschools


Allison K. Ludwinski*, Lucy L. Chitwood, and Vivian Ou
Dr. Katrina Schmerold, Faculty Mentor

Communication continues to evolve through technological advances and during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and with these changes, parent-teacher communication must adapt. Prior research has shown that effective parent-teacher communication is linked to positive home literacy and home numeracy environments, thus benefiting children's academic and behavioral outcomes (Lin et al., 2019). Parent-teacher communication may be especially relevant for those living in areas lacking resources to engage children in learning outside of the classroom. Researchers have suggested that email may be the most effective mode of communication between parents and teachers (Thompson et al., 2015). However, there are gaps in some of the prior research, in that only parent reports on communication were measured, excluding teacher reports. The present study aims to measure perceptions of parent-teacher communication and engagement by surveying both the parents and teachers of a rural and young (pre-kindergarten) population, which is typically understudied.

Keywords: parent-teacher, communication, engagement, rural, pre-kindergarten, pre-k, preschool, children

Topic(s):Psychology
Education
Communication

Presentation Type: Asynchronous Virtual Poster

Session: 18-10
Location: https://flipgrid.com/fc0c5b54
Time: 0:00

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