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Parents as partners: An examination of the constitutional, legal and policy position of parents as partners in primary education in Ireland
O’Connor, Claire
This study seeks to address a paucity of research that exists in respect of the constitutional, legal and policy position o f parents as educational partners in primary education in Ireland. The aim o f this study is to inform and enlighten the current, legal and policy position of parents in partnership in order to challenge and inform the future course of educational partnership with parents in primary education in Ireland. The dissertation examines the constitutional, legal and policy position o f parents as partners in primary education in Ireland. The 1937 Irish Constitution provides the context for this exploration as it recognises the parent as the primary educator of the child. The relevant articles of the Constitution and case law surrounding them are analysed. Questions are posed as to whether the character o f these articles has affected Irish education and educational policymaking by examining the legal position o f parents in primary education. The study further seeks to define partnership with parents and examine the response to this partnership in terms of past and current policy provision for partnership. This qualitative study is conducted by use o f the semi-structured interview. It seeks responses from fourteen key stakeholders in the fields of both law and education, who are members of representative bodies, which influence the legal and policy position of parents in order to give a comprehensive view of their understanding of the role of parents as educational partners in primary education in Ireland.
Keyword(s): Education
Publication Date:
2012
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Contributor(s): Donnelly, Philomena
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): O’Connor, Claire (2012) Parents as partners: An examination of the constitutional, legal and policy position of parents as partners in primary education in Ireland. Doctor of Education thesis, Dublin City University.
Publisher(s): Dublin City University. Institute of Education
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://doras.dcu.ie/22691/1/Claire%20O%20Connor.pdf
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