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The author reasserts the importance of children's relationships and communications with people who care about them, spend time with them, and share in the excitement of their developing languages and their investigations of literacy.
Chapter 9: Involving Parents
The government emphasis on parents as the consumers of education, specified in the Education Reform Act (HM Government, 1988), has given parents the legal right to be involved in their children's education and to have access to information about education, schools and pupils. One of the criteria now used by Ofsted for judging the success of a school is the degree of satisfaction that parents feel with the school, which may be defined as how much they know about, are involved in and are supportive of the school and its curriculum. The educational rights that parents have mean that schools need to involve and inform parents and to address any concerns that they might express.
Parental involvement has been given an extra impetus ...