Three structures influencing home-school-community links: Policies, schools and families

Azaola, Marta Cristina (2009) Three structures influencing home-school-community links: Policies, schools and families. In, European Network about Parents in Education (ERNAPE), Malmö, SE, 26 - 28 Aug 2009.


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This paper focuses on what my doctoral research identified as the three spheres of parental involvement in education: education policies, school and teachers and students and their families. Evidence from this research suggests that the way in which these spheres influence each other is not always equal and constant since the first two spheres have more active levels of interaction whereas students and their families usually have more contact only with schools and teachers. Although ideally the three spheres should have a balanced relation with respect to the home-school-community links, it can be argued that a bottom-up intervention is, in practice, more difficult to achieve considering that there is little role for parents in influencing policy. For this reason, the three spheres are not completely articulated although they have permeable boundaries. This paper will explore the components of each sphere and will provide empirical evidence on how they operate in the Mexican context.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
ePrint ID: 193161
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
26 August 2009Delivered
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2011 10:58
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:42

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