Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Patricia C. Kornelis
This action research project investigated the relationship between student-led conferencing and parent involvement and satisfaction. Student-led conferences were held in four early childhood classrooms in Michigan, in the hopes that parent involvement and satisfaction would increase. A fifth classroom implemented traditional parent-teacher conferences. A parent satisfaction survey was created to measure parent understanding of their student’s academic performance, parent satisfaction, and parent plans for future attendance of conferences. The results indicate that while student-led conferences may impact parent communication and involvement in the classroom, there is not a direct correlation between parent satisfaction and student-led conferences.
Van Wyk, Lizzie, "Student-Led Conferences in the Early Childhood Classroom" (2023). Master of Education Program Theses. 169.
Action Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education