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ERIC Number: ED471553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Pages: 19
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The Role of Parents as Educational and Social Partners of the School in the Czech Republic: Legislation and Media Analysis.
Rabusicova, Milada; Emmerova, Katerina
Parents' participation in their children's education is still a relatively new concept in the Czech Republic. Yet the parent-school relationship is considered essential for educational reform. This paper is the first report on research on the role of parents as educational and social partners of the schools. The research examines these relationships through the frameworks of national legislation and the media's view on education. The purpose of the research is to better understand the potentialities, duties, and rights of parents as essential participants in the education of their children. Data were gathered from analyses of national legislation, records of selected schools, two newspapers, two TV news programs, and one educational journal. An examination of legislation and school documents failed to clearly define a role for parents or to create models for partnerships. It seems that relationships between parents and the schools will develop only from the goodwill and sincere efforts of each. The media portray an unfavorable picture of educational institutions in general and teachers in particular. This creates an obstacle for partnerships. Overall, the existence of partnerships between parents and the schools is more theoretical than actual. (Contains 12 references.) (WFA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic