Practices of parental participation : a case study
Hartas, Dimitra. (2008) Practices of parental participation : a case study. Educational Psychology in Practice, Vol.24 (No.2). pp. 139-153. ISSN 0266-7363
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02667360802019206
The nature of parental participation in children's education is changing rapidly. A growing body of research points to the positive effect that parental involvement has on outcomes of schooling and on children's well-being. This paper examines parental participation practices in terms of parents working together with a range of professionals, exchanging knowledge and information regarding their child's SEN, challenging practices, and negotiating SEN provision. The parents in this study exercised agency - that is, they showed resilience and took initiative, within a context of shared responsibility and accountability, and advocated for their child's right to educational provision. This paper argues for a strengths-based approach towards enabling active parental participation and advocacy.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LC Special aspects of education|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Special education -- Great Britain, Education -- Parent participation -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Educational Psychology in Practice|
|Official Date:||June 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 139-153|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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