Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Primavera, Angela Helene Author's Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Keywords
- Early Childhood Education
- Reggio Emilia Approach
- Parent Teacher Communication
Date of Defense 2002-04-22 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe 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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