Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Working towards parent-school partnership : an action research project in an urban primary school
Author: Healy, Mary Anne
Awarding Body: The University of Hull
Current Institution: University of Hull
Date of Award: 2008
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
This dissertation describes an action research project undertaken in an urban primary school. This action research project aimed to improve partnership with parents in the school, including parents whose children may be at risk of educational disadvantage. Amongst the main findings of this dissertation are the following: Parental understandings of partnership fell under a number of broad headings of which the most important are: communication, co-operation, parental school involvement and home and school listening to each other with respect. The cyclical nature of the action research facilitated the development of parental action in this project. The action research process highlighted the fact that some parents need greater support than others and that parental involvement needs to be differentiated to include all parents.
Supervisor: Howie, Dorothy (supervisor) Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: EdD Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Education