ERIC Number: EJ961136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
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Who Is to Blame? Students, Teachers and Parents Views on Who Is Responsible for Student Achievement
Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Elley-Brown, Margaret J.; Widdowson, Deborah A.; Dixon, Robyn S.; Irving, Earl S.
Research in Education, v86 n1 p1-12 Nov 2011
This research investigates who students, parents and teachers believe is responsible for student learning. Thirteen focus groups were conducted with Year 9 and 10 students, and parents and teachers from three diverse New Zealand secondary schools. Differences were found with respect to whom the three stakeholders thought were responsible for school success, with students looking more to themselves and their own effort whilst teachers and parents placing more importance on the student teacher relationship. Parent responsibility was seen as less important by all groups. However, when it came to responsibility for failure all three stakeholders tended to point the finger away from themselves.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Parent Responsibility, Student Responsibility, Teacher Responsibility, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand