Better cooperation with parents - Preffered option
Better cooperation with parents - Undesirable option
Mariëtte Lusse at Rotterdam University of Applied Science, the Netherlands has conducted extensive PhD research into the parent-teacher introductory meeting. The introductory parent-teacher meeting was studied in five secondary schools (including schools for students with learning disabilities) in Rotterdam. 97% of the parents attended these introductory meetings. These parents were more satisfied about their relationship with the school, the information provided by the school, and felt more invited by their child to participate in their school life than parents who attended a regular PTA meeting. The language version of the introductory meeting was developed in ongoing PhD research on how to facilitate low-literate parents in guiding their child in language development by Martine van der Pluijm, Rotterdam University of Applied Science, the Netherlands.