Journal for Educational Research Online

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 3, 2017

Facing Student Disengagement: Vocational Teachers' Evolution of Their Classroom Management
1. IntroductionHow can I change my classroom management practices to address student disengagement? This is a question that many teachers ask themselves. Indeed, classroom management is a major concern of not only beginning but also experienced teachers...
Parent-Teacher Counseling: On 'Blind Spots' and Didactic Perspectives. A Qualitative-Reconstructive Study on Teachers' Counseling Responsibilities
1.Assessing the issueCounseling parents has been repeatedly named as one of the areas of responsibility for teachers: First in the Structure Plan for Education by the German Council for Education (Deutscher Bildungsrat, 1972) more recently in the Standards...
Professionalism in Parent-Teacher Conversations: Aspects, Determinants, and Consequences. A Competence-Oriented Discussion
It is common knowledge that parent-teacher conversations are not very popular with teachers or with parents. Accordingly, research using self-report data and analyses of the conversations (Bennewitz & Wegner, 2017; Sacher, 2014) has shown dissatisfaction...
Simulated Conversations for Assessing Professional Conversation Competence in Teacher-Parent and Physician-Patient Conversations
1.IntroductionConducting professional conversations is an important task in many professional domains (Hargie, 2011; Association of Standardized Patient Educators, 2017). Consequentially, current frameworks for qualifications in higher education highlight...
Teachers' and Parents' Beliefs about Effective Teaching and Their Assumptions on the Other Group's Perspective
1.IntroductionTeacher-parent communication (TPC) is an important part of teachers' professional lives (Gartmeier, 2017). It involves high-level knowledge and in-depth reflections of the communication partners' perspective (Bromme & Jucks, in press)....
The Gmuend Model for Teacher-Parent Conferences - Application and Evaluation of a Teacher Communication Training
1.IntroductionThere is strong evidence that a well-functioning cooperation between teachers and parents is an important predictor for children's education and student's success (Barnard, 2004; Cheung & Pomerantz, 2012; Fan & Chen, 2001; Hornby,...
The Role of Out-of-School Organizations in German Regionalization Programs: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Opportunities for Participation
1. IntroductionFor the past two decades, the regulation of German school systems has been subject to major reforms aiming to improve educational quality (Altrichter, Heinrich, & Soukup-Altrichter, 2013). As such, regionalization is understood as...
"Who's Afraid of Talking to Parents?" Professionalism in Parent-Teacher Conversations
Most publications from educational research which focus on parent-teacher relationships open by mentioning at least one of the following four observations: (i) Most teachers get poorly prepared for communicating with parents during their formal teacher...
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