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International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2023, 5(23); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2023.052309.

Application of Social Software in the Context of Home-School Communication: Issues and Suggestions


Jieming Li

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Jieming Li

Curriculum and Instruction, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, 43400, Malaysia


Good home-school communication can promote students' active learning, guide teachers' professional growth, and improve family education levels. With the popularity of smartphones, home-school WeChat communication groups are one of the effective ways to promote cooperation. However, they have also brought about a series of problems, such as parents' lack of awareness of family education, which interferes with teachers' teaching, and students' reliance on WeChat groups, which reduces learning autonomy. This paper investigates the problems and solutions in using WeChat groups for home-school communication from the perspective of reverse psychology. The study found that parents and teachers have different attitudes and habits towards WeChat group home-school communication. Half of the parents are neutral, while the other half prefer communicating through WeChat groups. Parents pay attention to students' multifaceted performance and needs and have strong family education knowledge and methods. Parents spend more attention on their children's learning and entertainment in WeChat groups but also express negative attitudes toward teachers and classmates. Therefore, the use of home-school WeChat groups needs to be further explored to meet parents' needs better and promote home-school communication.


Home-school communication, social software, problems and challenges

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Jieming Li. Application of Social Software in the Context of Home-School Communication: Issues and Suggestions. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 23: 50-55. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2023.052309.


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