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Classroom ManagementCreating a Positive Learning Environment$
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Ming-tak Hue and Wai-shing Li

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098886

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098886.001.0001

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Working with Parents to Create a Positive Classroom Environment

Working with Parents to Create a Positive Classroom Environment

(p.165) 9 Working with Parents to Create a Positive Classroom Environment
Classroom Management

Hue Ming-tak

Hong Kong University Press

In this chapter, some ideas on how teachers can establish positive partnerships with parents are suggested. It proposes some specific contexts where teachers may take the initiative in inviting parents to work with them in a bid to promote the children's learning progress and growth. In all these contexts of collaboration, the contributions of parents are highlighted, and some issues which teachers may be concerned about at various stages are raised. Several suggestions for further improvement are also elucidated. Lastly, teachers' attention is drawn to the possible conflicts which may arise in the course of meeting parents, and numerous methods for handling such situations are proposed.

Keywords:   Parents, Positive partnerships, Classroom environment

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