Parents & Schools: The Contemporary Challenge (Contemporary Analysis in Education) by Flora Macleod
eBook Title: Parents & Schools: The Contemporary Challenge (Contemporary Analysis in Education)
Publisher: Falmer Press (July 1, 1989)
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The aim of this volume is to identify and examine the central issues underlying the current interest in parental involvement in schooling. The content and organization of this book is based on the view that the contemporary interest in home-school relations rests on two concerns - firstly, the desire to equalize educational opportunities in the face of discriminatory forces such as race, social class and gender, thought to operate in both schools and the broader community and secondly, the desire to increase accountability of schools to parents. This later desire is manifest in legislation on parent governors, in machinery for parental choices both between and within schools and is an aspect of discussion on teacher appraisal. The book will be of interest to teachers, governors, parents, LEA policy-makers and political and sociological educationalists.