ERIC Number: EJ1001476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
School-Parent Relations in Victorian Schools
Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie; Walkley, Donald M.
Journal of School Public Relations, v33 n3 p172-198 Sum 2012
This article provides commentary that focuses on school-parent relations in Australia through exploration of schools in the state of Victoria across three aspects: school-parent partnership, parental involvement in the governance of schools, and parental involvement in school accountability processes. Parental involvement is typically at a level controlled by the school, rather than a more participatory and reciprocally influential activist level. At a time when there is a renewed emphasis on autonomy for schools in Victoria, it is suggested that there is urgency for research focused on an activist orientation, rather than the controlled parental involvement currently evident.
Descriptors: Accountability, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Institutional Autonomy, Activism, Governance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia