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ERIC Number: EJ819863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0332-3315
The Challenges of Partnership: An Examination of Parent-Teacher Meetings and School Reports in the Context of Partnership
Phadraig, Brian MacGiolla
Irish Educational Studies, v24 n1 p93-104 Mar 2005
This paper begins with the observation that in education today, partnership is ubiquitous, in that partnership is mentioned in virtually all policy documents emanating from the Department of Education and Science, Ireland. However the lack of a clear understanding of partnership may mean that its usage in educational debate may obscure more than it illuminates. For this reason, a definition of partnership is offered and explained in the first part of this paper. The second part of this paper begins by highlighting the increasing importance of parent-teacher meetings and school reports on children's progress in current education. These two strategies are then examined in the context of partnership. In both cases, the argument is presented that while both strategies can be implemented according to the partnership model, it is possible for schools to conduct parent-teacher meetings and issue school reports that do not conform to partnership. The challenge then for schools is to assess to what extent their parent-teacher meetings and their school reports adhere to the principles of partnership.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland