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ERIC Number: ED468249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 29
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Home-School Liaisons in Cyprus: An Investigation of Teachers' and Parents' Views of Current Realities and Future Needs.
Symeou, Loizos
This paper presents findings from a nationwide survey of Cyprus' elementary school teachers and families regarding home-school liaisons. Data analysis reveals that both teachers and families feel that currently implemented practices linking home and school in Cyprus are restricted. At the same time, they express a need to modify their relationships, even though their suggestions still imply low levels of family involvement. Both parents and teachers agree on the utility of further informing families about general educational and pedagogical issues and on the importance of opening the class and the school to families in order to provide them with a first-hand view of the work done within the school. Families, however, prioritize receiving immediate and direct information about their own children, something that teachers do not appear willing to further pursue. The analysis also indicates that the nature and extent of family-school liaisons in Cyprus primary schools might differ according to a number of external variables relating to the school and teaching context, as well as to some demographic characteristics of teachers and families. Findings are discussed within the context of efforts to introduce innovation and change into Cyprus' educational system. (Contains 58 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus