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ERIC Number: ED471555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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The Role of Parents in Relation to School: Case of the Czech Republic.
Rabusicova, Milada; Emmerova, Katerina; Cihacek, Vlastimil; Sedova, Klara
This paper is a sequel to the paper titled "The Role of Parents as Educational and Social Partners of the School in the Czech Republic: Legislation and Media Analysis." This paper presents the results of the second stage of a 3-year study that sought to learn how the schools perceive parents. This segment of the study looked at four possible roles: (1) parents as a problem, the traditional view; (2) parents as clients or customers served by teacher-experts; (3) parents as partners who share a sense of purpose, mutual respect, and willingness to take action; and (4) parents as citizens who claim their rights and accept their responsibilities. The study was theoretically grounded in concrete patterns of relationships between the family and the school as described in relevant literature. Data were gathered from a survey of administrators, teachers, and parents at selected Czech schools. The question of what role is ascribed to Czech parents in relation to the schools is clear: the role of client or customer, particularly in secondary schools and more so in larger towns--where parents are free to choose a school--than in smaller villages. (Contains 6 tables and 11 references.) (WFA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic