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More research needed ‘to improve parent-teacher communication’

Many parents do not understand the “complex jargon” used by teachers in student assessments and do not know enough about how the education system operates, a former New South Wales education minister has said.

Adrian Piccoli, who is now director of the Gonski institute for education at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, has written a guide to help parents build better relations with teachers.

In the book, 12 Ways Your Child Can Get the Best Out of School, he suggests that more research into improved communication between parents and teachers could help reduce the high attrition rate of education graduates.

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