An action research project exploring the most effective methods of home-school communication
This project examined how a Kindergarten teacher responded to a growing concern that several traditional methods of home-school communication were not adequately meeting the needs of teachers and parents. Using the cycle of action research, this paper explored the question: What do parents perceive to be the most effective method(s) of communication by the teacher with regard to weekly updates of classroom and program information? Data collected for this project included Parent and Teacher Questionnaires followed by a Parent Satisfaction Survey. Gathered over a six week study the data were analyzed, interpreted and represented in both qualitative and quantitative forms. By consulting scholarly literature, analyzing the quantitative and qualitative data and reflecting on the written feedback from the participants, this study provided a means for exploring both parents’ and teachers’ recommendations for providing more effective and efficient ways to communicate between the home and school.