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ERIC Number: EJ969793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
"We the Parents Were Actually More Nervous about the Change"--How Parents Experience Their Child's Schooling in Upper Primary School
Raty, Hannu; Ruokolainen, Suvi; Kasanen, Kati
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v56 n3 p229-241 2012
The study set out to explore parents' experiences of their child's upper primary schooling. Academically and vocationally educated mothers and fathers (N = 326) were prompted to give positive and negative comments on their child's school years at the end of his/her 7th and 9th grade. It was found that a great majority of the comments were positive and that the mothers and the academically educated parents reported significantly more of both positive and negative events from their child's school years than the vocationally educated parents and the fathers did. Furthermore, the parents of boys expressed more concerns than those of girls did. It was concluded that parents' social position, such as education and gender, seem to be good measures of their social-psychological distance from the school. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland