Parents And Teachers: Power And Participation

Parents And Teachers: Power And Participation

by Carol Vincent Research Fellow in Education Policy, University of Warwick.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750705175

ISBN-13: 9780750705172

Pub. Date: 02/01/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Parents and Teachers: Power and Participation is about the factors that shape and influence home-school relations. At its heart is an analysis of parent-teacher relationships in an inner city borough, drawn from case studies of five primary schools and a parents' centre. Interviews elicited from parents' views on a range of issues, including the curriculum, discipline…  See more details below

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Parents and Teachers: Power and Participation is about the factors that shape and influence home-school relations. At its heart is an analysis of parent-teacher relationships in an inner city borough, drawn from case studies of five primary schools and a parents' centre. Interviews elicited from parents' views on a range of issues, including the curriculum, discipline and their relationships with their children's teachers. The author also considers teachers' perspectives on these matters, and explores the influence of social class, ethnicity and gender on parent-teacher interactions. Whilst presenting these issues within a consideration of broader themes such as citizenship, community, power and participation, the book discusses the reasons why initiatives designed to improve home-school relations appear to result in such limited change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750705172
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1Parents, Power and Participation1
2The Changing Role of 'The Parent' in State Education23
3Parental Involvement: The Present Day43
4City Schools59
5Researching Home-school Relations: A Critical Approach73
6Parents and Teachers: 'Mutual Enemies'?91
7Teaching: The Low Status Profession?114
8The Local Approach133
9Conclusion148
Appendix159
Bibliography161
Index179

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