Parents And Teachers: Power And Participation

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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.
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Looks at the factors that shape home-school and parent-teacher relationships in inner city schools, drawing on case studies of five British primary schools and a parents' center. Excerpts from interviews with parents and teachers illustrate their views on curriculum, discipline, and parent participation. Also discusses the influence of social class, ethnicity, and gender on parent-teacher interactions. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750705172
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/1/1996
  • Pages: 193
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1 Parents, Power and Participation 1
2 The Changing Role of 'The Parent' in State Education 23
3 Parental Involvement: The Present Day 43
4 City Schools 59
5 Researching Home-school Relations: A Critical Approach 73
6 Parents and Teachers: 'Mutual Enemies'? 91
7 Teaching: The Low Status Profession? 114
8 The Local Approach 133
9 Conclusion 148
Appendix 159
Bibliography 161
Index 179
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