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ERIC Number: EJ918977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Parental Involvement in Secondary Education Schools: The Views of Parents in Greece
Antonopoulou, Katerina; Koutrouba, Konstantina; Babalis, Thomas
Educational Studies, v37 n3 p333-344 Jul 2011
The present study explores Greek parents' views on parental educational involvement and its impact on adolescent scholastic and social development. Specifically, aspects of parental involvement such as the achieved objectives of current parent-school communication, the psychological climate dominating teacher-parent interactions and parents' suggestions for improvement of current policies and practices are examined. Four hundred and seventy-five parents participated in the study. Findings showed that family-school communication is believed to be insufficient in Greece, despite the fact that parents tend to: (1) regard their cooperation with teachers as determinative of adolescent academic and psychosocial development; (2) consider teachers to be friendly and caring; and (3) believe that secondary school provides some opportunities for constructive parental involvement. These paradoxes are discussed and explained as a result of radical changes in current social and educational values, principles and objectives. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece