There is a growing concern within the early childhood education sector to empower parents to support the education of young children. Research has shown the importance of home support in early childhood learning and development. Working within the context of a school improvement project, the authors responded to parents' concern towards children's learning and parent-child communication, and conducted a case study of a school-based initiative to engage parents in involving and supporting children's learning. The kindergarten used the child-centered teaching approach, child needed to search relevant information and materials based on their daily interests and exploration. Children were encouraged to integrate drawing and writing daily newsletters in communicating with parents what they needed and how could parents help them. The aims of this paper was to study how this new aspects of the project would affect children's growth as thinkers and communicators, and how did parents view their parent-child interaction, their children's learning and how home-school collaboration could enhance children's learning and development.
|Published - 2006
CitationYuen, L. H. F. (2006, July). Enhancing home-school collaboration through children's expression. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Imagination and Education: Opening Doors to Imaginative Education, Vancouver, BC.
- Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning