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ERIC Number: ED403039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun-20
Pages: 13
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How Does the Parent-Preschool Partnership Work?
Maital, Sharone L.; Gabrieli, Yael
In recent years there has been an increasing emphasis on the parent-school partnership, especially in early childhood settings, but the effects on parents are less clear than the beneficial outcomes for children. This study considers two prominent conceptions of the influence processes in family-school partnerships in Israel: an educational approach, which emphasizes the benefits of continuity between home and school values and goals; and an ecosystem, or family relations, approach, which emphasizes the potential for family-like qualities in parent-school relations. Two groups of parents and teachers, one of which had participated in an Israeli government-sponsored parental involvement program, and one of which had not, were compared using questionnaires. Results indicated that educational effects and establishment of family-like relations were distinguishable dimensions of parent-school partnerships. Initial analyses indicated that these dimensions were not correlated, and each led to a different pattern of results. The homogeneity of Israeli society may account for this, however, with parental involvement programs having greater influence on educational expectations in societies where parents and teachers have different backgrounds. (Contains 13 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel