Enhancing home-school collaboration through children's expression

Lai Ha Freda YUEN

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Abstract

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 researcher responded to parents' concerns towards children's learning and parent-child communication, and conducted a case study of a school-based initiative to engage parents in supporting children's learning. The kindergarten used the child-centered teaching approach, in which children were asked to seek relevant information and materials based on their daily interests and exploration. Children were encouraged to integrate drawing and writing daily newsletters to communicate to their parents what they needed and how their parents could help them. The aims of this article were to study how parents and teachers evaluated the project; their thoughts on home-school collaboration and their children's learning. Copyright © 2011 EECERA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-158
JournalEuropean Early Childhood Education Research Journal
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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Yuen, L. H. (2011). Enhancing home-school collaboration through children's expression. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 19(1), 147-158.

Keywords

  • Home-school collaboration
  • Children's expression
  • Early literacy
  • Learning and teaching
  • School improvement project