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Perspectives on consultation with parents in the development of the school plan
O'Gara, Anne
THESIS 8009 Perspectives on Consultation with Parents in the Development of The School Plan. This dissertation traces the development of a more centralised role for parents in primary education. The Education Act, 1998 emphasises the importance of a partnership approach to the development of the school plan. Department of Education and Science circular letters, policy guidelines and publications encourage consultation with parents in the development of aspects of school policy. The introduction of Boards of Management has offered opportunities for consultation between parents, teachers, patrons? representatives and community representatives in the task of managing the local school. Parents? Associations also aim to foster co-operation between the partners in education at local, national and European level. This study aims to provide new knowledge with respect to the current level of parental participation in the process of school development planning in consultation with the Board of Management, the principal and the teachers. The literature review documents research, which indicates that there are significant educational, social and behavioural gains for children where partnership between parents and teachers exists. Data relating to the important role that school planning can play in promoting school effectiveness and improvement are reviewed. Particular reference is made to initiatives relating to parental participation in education for children in disadvantaged areas. Research, which describes models of parental involvement in school, and in particular, parental involvement in policy development and decision-making is outlined. The theory of change within the context of educational reform provides a framework, which facilitates deeper engagement with the data obtained.
Keyword(s): Education, Ph.D.; Ph.D. Trinity College Dublin
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Type: Doctoral thesis
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Anne O'Gara, 'Perspectives on consultation with parents in the development of the school plan', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Education, 2005, pp 384
Publisher(s): Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Education
Supervisor(s): Fitzgibbon, Anne
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