International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Parent – School Communication in the Inclusive Classroom: A Comprehensive Model of Collaboration in Education
Peter J. McCarthy, Liran Brennan, Karen Vecchiarello

Parent–teacher communication is essential if a collaborative relationship is to be established. The outcome is the enhancement of the whole child, not only educationally but also socially and emotionally. Who is responsible for initiating and maintaining this relationship? What elements does each side contribute? How will this assist the classroom, as well as the home? What are some of the potential barriers to the communication process? How to create a collaborative relationship between parents, and school personnel? This article will examine these questions and other ways in which this relationship can be an efficacious one and serve to benefit the student, the family, the school, as well as the classroom in general.

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