Working towards parent-school partnership: An action research project in an urban primary school

Healy, Mary Anne

Education
July 2008

Thesis or dissertation


Rights
© 2008 Mary Anne Healy. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder.
Abstract

This dissertation describes an action research project undertaken in an urban primary school. This action research project aimed to improve partnership with parents in the school, including parents whose children may be at risk of educational disadvantage.

Amongst the main findings of this dissertation are the following: Parental understandings of partnership fell under a number of broad headings of which the most important are: communication, co-operation, parental school involvement and home and school listening to each other with respect. The cyclical nature of the action research facilitated the development of parental action in this project. The action research process highlighted the fact that some parents need greater support than others and that parental involvement needs to be differentiated to include all parents.

Publisher
Centre for Educational Studies, The University of Hull
Supervisor
Howie, Dorothy
Qualification level
Doctoral
Qualification name
EdD
Language
English
Extent
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Identifier
hull:2183
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