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ERIC Number: ED403982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Family-School Cooperation through Action-Research.
Gonzalez, Raquel-Amaya Martinez
The involvement of parents in schools has been legislated in Spain since 1970, with the main activities being parents associations and school councils, but these partnerships do not represent a particularly friendly situation. A research project was carried out through the University of Oviedo, Spain, Department of Education, to create a mechanism for the exchange of ideas about parent-teacher partnership and education, including assessment of the school's cooperation needs. The setting was a well-organized school open to innovative programs, with good cooperation between parents and teachers, located in Gijon, Spain. The results based on the original objectives of the study, were achieved by means of a permanent school-based seminar with parents, teachers, children and a university coordinator to exchange ideas about parent-teacher partnerships and cooperation. Contributions of the project to the school were high, with a more positive attitude between parents and teachers and increased activities involving the community as major indicators. However, the project had a few limitations, mostly the dependence on the university facilitator and doubts as to the long-term effects to the school and generalization of issues to other schools. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain