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ERIC Number: EJ936890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
The Role of Parents and Governors
Mansfield, Melian
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v53 n2 p207-211 2011
Every school community is made up of several key partners, each of whom has a significant role in relation to the children. These are parents--who are their children's first educators, staff--all staff, the local community, the local authority and the governing body which represents all of these and is ultimately responsible for the school. All need to be treated with equal respect since they all contribute to children's education in different ways. A successful school is achieved through good relationships between all the partners, a listening ethos where every view is valued, excellent communication, a commitment to promoting equality and countering discrimination, respect for everyone's rights, particularly children's, and a belief that every child has talent and will succeed whatever the difficulties. In this article, the author discusses the role parents and governors play and how important their views are to the school and teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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