ERIC Number: EJ1057784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
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Reference Count: 52
The European Schools: Perspectives of Parents as Participants in a Learning Community
Martínez, María A.; Hetterschijt, Caroline; Iglesias, Marcos J.
Journal of Research in International Education, v14 n1 p44-60 Apr 2015
Within the framework of schools as communities of learning and practice, the purpose of the research upon which this article is based has been to analyze the perceptions of families with respect to the strengths, weaknesses, and challenges of the European Schools. The findings of the research show that parents value highly the existence of the European Schools. However, they feel that more authentic participation and greater transparency is needed to transform the tendency toward bureaucratization and centralization in the system.
Descriptors: Guidelines, Parent Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Educational Change, Educational Administration, Governance, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Academic Standards, Family Involvement, Teaching Methods
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