- Subject index
‘It is full of good sense, a treasure chest of helpful ideas which have the credibility of being grounded in case-study material, and in the experience of the authors, two of whom are practising headteachers. The book sets out the principles underpinning the learning school, but offers also a strong pragmatic focus and is organized so that it can be dipped into and something worthwhile easily found…It will support change and improvement in the professional practices involved in making a school a stimulating learning environment for adults as well as students' - Dr Martin J Coles, Assistant Director, National College for School Leadership The ‘learning school’ described in this book suggests an alternative to the preoccupation with tests, targets, and leadership from above, and focuses ...
Chapter 11: The Role of Parents in the Learning School
The Role of Parents in the Learning School
This chapter considers the following questions:
- Why is it essential for schools to get parents involved?
- How can they be supported and developed as learners?
- How can schools make more of what parents have to offer?
- How can schools engage those in disadvantaged contexts?
Why Involve Parents?
There are three very important reasons why a school should pay particular attention to engaging parents in its development and its activities. The term ‘parents’ used throughout this ...