ERIC Number: ED195504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Problem-oriented Co-operation Between Teachers, Pupils and Parents (POSLEF). School Research Newsletter. No. 1980:6.
Karrby, Gunni; And Others
This study investigated the function of cooperation between parents and teachers, the needs of teachers and parents regarding cooperation, and the quality and form of cooperation that is most satisfactory to parents and teachers. Discussions generated by the investigation indicated that parents entertained widely differing opinions about school and its function. Parental attitudes toward cooperation were found to be governed by views concerning the function of schools in relation to their aspirations regarding their children's long-term education. The parent-teacher relationship is often vague concerning expectations and norms, leading to conflicts between teachers and parents and teachers and children. It was found that parental contact with the school was highest when the child entered school and decreased as the child progressed to the upper grades. Parental cooperation with the school was found to be most intense on the part of middle class families. This study is incomplete and a comprehensive survey is underway examining the attitudes of working class parents toward the school and cooperation with teachers. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Interaction, Middle Class Parents, Parent Aspiration, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Problem Solving, School Role, Student School Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Skoloverstyrelsen National Board of Education, Stockholm (Sweden).