Communication: Key to School-Home Relations(1)

  • Edward Earl Gotts
  • Richard F. Purnell


The purpose of this chapter is to introduce and define, review the literature and current thinking on, and report the authors’ research endeavors and results on the topic of school-home communication. The fundamental premise for being concerned about this topic is that the educational progress and well-being of children are the mutual interest of schools and families. Unfortunately, various forces in our society have been at work for some years to demutualize this important relationship. The study of school-home communications offers a very promising means of realigning the interests of the home and the school, with our children being the primary beneficiaries of greater collaboration between the two.


Parent Involvement School Personnel American Educational Research Association School Behavior Document Reproduction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Earl Gotts
    • 1
  • Richard F. Purnell
    • 2
  1. 1.Appalachia Educational LaboratoryCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.University of Rhode IslandKingstonCanada

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