This book addresses central questions in regards to parental involvement across European educational systems; exploring the commonalities and differences across European countries and the extent to which current policy and practice pertains to parental involvement inclusive of diversity.
Adopting an interdisciplinary approach that draws from the fields of education, sociology, and psychology, it presents a description of the policy context and empirical research on critical perspectives relating to parental involvement. Comprising a rich varied cross-section of national experiences from eleven European countries and the contexts surrounding them, case studies provide insights into parental involvement across Europe and identify challenges in the field.
This volume’s in-depth approach and comprehensive interrogation of parental involvement across European education systems make it an ideal resource for academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the field of education policy and comparative education, as well as teacher educators and policy makers.
List of Contributors Chapter 1: Cyprus Depicting the Landscape of School-Family Relationships and Family School Involvement in Cyprus Chapter 2: Germany Parental Involvement in Germany Chapter 3: Iceland Home-School Cooperation in Iceland: Characteristics and Values Chapter 4: Ireland Parental Involvement in Ireland Chapter 5: Netherlands Parental Involvement in the Netherlands Chapter 6: Norway Parental Involvement in Norway – Ideals and Realities Chapter 7: Portugal Family Involvement and Participation in Schools in Portugal: The Difficulty in Sharing Responsibilities Chapter 8: Slovenia Overprotective Parenthood: Parental Involvement in the Educational Trajectories of their Children in Slovenia Chapter 9: Sweden Parental Involvement in Sweden Exemplified through National Policy on Homework Support Chapter 10: Switzerland Parental Involvement and Career Decision-Making: The Case of Switzerland Chapter 11: United Kingdom Divided and United Kingdom: parents in education and the common issue of inequality across the diversity of four nations Chapter 12: United Kingdom Parental Involvement: A Feminist Critical Review from a UK perspective Chapter 13 Home-Based Parental Involvement and Parental Perception of Schools: a Cross-Country Analysis Chapter 14 Parental Involvement Across European Education Systems: A Critical Conclusion
This is a series that offers a global platform to engage scholars in continuous academic debate on key challenges and the latest thinking on issues in the fast growing field of International and Comparative Education.