Les parents et l'école

Abstract : Research studies have looked at the parent/school relationship from numerous different angles. Some have endeavoured to identify the most favourable family educational styles for success at school and have even raised the issue of educating parents. Others have focused on the relationship between the school and the home, stressing the extent to which parent/teacher dialogue can be hampered by various differences but also showing that more fruitful relationships can be initiated. Institutional programmes to improve this relationship have even been developed by several governments. Collective involvement by parents in the school system is also sometimes seen as a way of encouraging a more “civic duty” type approach. This can lead to significant tensions, as parents are encroaching into an area that is implicitly the domain of professionals. Although the term “parentocracy” is commonly used in certain countries, it is perhaps still too strong for France. Nevertheless, analyses show that parental strategies with a view to choosing or avoiding specific school establishments are already to a certain extent creating a school ‘market' in numerous regions and towns where the school proposal is becoming one of the principal criteria in choosing where to live for certain social categories!In this newsletter, we provide an outline of these different approaches on the basis of results from several recent French and international research studies.
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Olivier Rey, Annie Feyfant. Les parents et l'école. 2006. ⟨halshs-00116810⟩



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