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ERIC Number: EJ1075539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3383
ADHD, Parent Perspectives and Parent-Teacher Relationships: Grounds for Conflict
Gwernan-Jones, Ruth; Moore, Darren A.; Garside, Ruth; Richardson, Michelle; Thompson-Coon, Jo; Rogers, Morwenna; Cooper, Paul; Stein, Ken; Ford, Tamsin
British Journal of Special Education, v42 n3 p279-300 Sep 2015
Educational policy and the school effectiveness movement often involve rhetoric about the benefit of parent involvement in schools, but high-quality relationships between parents and teachers are not always straightforwardly achieved, and this may be particularly true in the case of parents of children presenting with academic problems and/or social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. A systematic review of qualitative research was conducted to explore the school-related experiences of parents of pupils diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Six studies reported in seven papers met the inclusion criteria. High-quality parent-teacher relationships were found to be the exception, with mothers feeling silenced and criticised. Findings show commonalities with wider research about parents, but identify additional grounds for conflict resulting from parental blame for pupils' disruptive behaviour, and the ambivalent nature of the concept of ADHD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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