Title page for ETD etd-05032002-161217

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Primavera, Angela Helene
Author's Email Address angi@vt.edu
URN etd-05032002-161217
Title The Life of a Website: An Inquiry into Parent-Teacher Communication
Degree Master of Science
Department Human Development
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Fu, Victoria R. Committee Chair
Hill, Lynn T. Committee Member
Meszaros, Peggy S. Committee Member
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Reggio Emilia Approach
  • Technology
  • Parent Teacher Communication
  • website
Date of Defense 2002-04-22
Availability unrestricted
The purpose of this study was to document and examine the use of technology to facilitate communication among the three protagonists of learning – parents, teachers, and children in an early childhood education classroom. Specifically, the process of the co-construction of a website, by parents and teachers and subsequent use of the website for information exchange and parent involvement was documented and examined by the researcher using ethnographic methodologies.

The study provides a description of the process of co-constructing the website. Through this description, the researcher came to better understanding of developing a website, parent-teacher communication, children and their learning, and herself as a teacher-researcher. The study includes examples of the website pages as well as recommendations and implications for future use of a classroom website.

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