Engaging parents in schools and building parent-school partnerships: the role of school and parent organisation leadership

Povey, Jenny, Campbell, Alice Kate, Willis, Linda-Dianne, Haynes, Michele, Western, Mark, Bennett, Sarah, Antrobus, Emma and Pedde, Charley (2016) Engaging parents in schools and building parent-school partnerships: the role of school and parent organisation leadership. International Journal of Educational Research, 79 128-141. doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2016.07.005


Author Povey, Jenny
Campbell, Alice Kate
Willis, Linda-Dianne
Haynes, Michele
Western, Mark
Bennett, Sarah
Antrobus, Emma
Pedde, Charley
Title Engaging parents in schools and building parent-school partnerships: the role of school and parent organisation leadership
Journal name International Journal of Educational Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0883-0355
1873-538X
Publication date 2016-01-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijer.2016.07.005
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 79
Start page 128
End page 141
Total pages 14
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract A growing body of research suggests that a positive school climate and Principal leadership are pivotal to building parent-school partnerships and supporting parent engagement in child learning more generally. To begin investigating these factors, surveys were distributed to Principals and Presidents of parent organisations in 1233 Queensland State (i.e. government or public) Schools. Results indicated that although overall Principals have very positive attitudes towards parent engagement, they differ somewhat in whether or not they expect parent engagement in areas such as school governance and mandatory requirements. The most commonly perceived barriers and effective engagement strategies were identified, and differed significantly across schools according to the school’s location and level of disadvantage. The implications for future research and interventions are discussed.
Keyword Parent engagement
Parent involvement
School leadership
School climate
Parent organisations
Disadvantaged schools
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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