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Parent-Teacher Partnerships, Challenging But Essential


by Carol Keyes — May 16, 2005

This commentary focuses on the complexity of the parent-teacher partnership and the challenges each party must overcome in order to make the relationship work. Based upon the research, it takes the position that the partnerships are essential for increasing student achievement and suggests directions for the field to take. It was written in response to the Time Magazine article, “Why Teachers Hate Parents.”


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 16, 2005
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11871, Date Accessed: 11/1/2014 8:31:47 AM

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  • Carol Keyes
    Pace University
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    CAROL KEYES is a Professor of Education at Pace University and the coordinator of the Early Childhood Masters program. Dr Keyes teaches primarily early childhood and foundations courses. Her scholarly interests, writing, and presentations have focused on: parent/teacher/school connections, teacher as researcher, children’s transitions, and campus children’s programs.
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