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ERIC Number: EJ799405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
Practices of Parental Participation: A Case Study
Hartas, Dimitra
Educational Psychology in Practice, v24 n2 p139-153 Jun 2008
The nature of parental participation in children's education is changing rapidly. A growing body of research points to the positive effect that parental involvement has on outcomes of schooling and on children's well-being. This paper examines parental participation practices in terms of parents working together with a range of professionals, exchanging knowledge and information regarding their child's SEN, challenging practices, and negotiating SEN provision. The parents in this study exercised agency--that is, they showed resilience and took initiative, within a context of shared responsibility and accountability, and advocated for their child's right to educational provision. This paper argues for a strengths-based approach towards enabling active parental participation and advocacy. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom