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Swetin, Marsha

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B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)

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Department of Literacy and Elementary Education


Collaboration between parents and teachers is an important issue that has grown throughout the years. The purpose of this thesis is to make readers aware that collaboration between parents and teachers is a determining factor in the success rate of students. Many parents and teachers do not understand their role in the collaboration process and because of this misunderstanding, students are less successful. By reading several books on the topic of parent/teacher collaboration and doing a case study, I was able to find in every source that success starts with collaboration and continues as the collaboration relationship is maintained. Individuals who collaborate have mutual goals and will learn to trust one another. They also can share resources and decision making. The student is the one who ultimately benefits from parent/teacher collaboration and that is the primary goal.


Includes bibliographical references.


19 unnumbered pages




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