ERIC Number: EJ1054176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745 -7823
Advancing Home-School Relations through Parent Support?
Ethnography and Education, v10 n2 p170-184 2015
The present study explores a local initiative to develop parent support services through the school system. In focus are the discourse on home-school relations and parent support and the interplay between discourse and practical occurrences. Official documents, interviews and notes from municipal meetings and informal conversations were obtained from a local authority during 2009-2013. The results show that the education system is discursively positioned as an important player for the administration and organisation of parent support. All the same, opposing arguments are given precedence in decisions concerning what home-school relations should entail. The study explicates that parent support, when connected to compulsory education, is preferably conceptualised as part of and contingent on the forms and characteristics of home-school relations. Furthermore, it makes evident that the term school is recurrently used as a synonym of teachers. This has implications for both home-school relations and parent support.
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Interviews, Meetings, Position Papers, Content Analysis, Partnerships in Education, Group Dynamics, Family Programs, Discourse Analysis, Criticism, School Role, School Policy, Politics of Education, Teacher Role, Local Norms, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Organizational Theories, Ethnography
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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