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Paseka A.;Byrne D.
2019 January
Parental Involvement Across European Education Systems: Critical Perspectives
Parental involvement across European education systems: A critical conclusion
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© 2020 selection and editorial matter, Angelika Paseka and Delma Byrne. In terms of accessing schools, a number of countries in the volume share a constitutional basis for freedom of school choice while it has become a more legislative development in other contexts. In Scotland and Germany, both parental rights to information and school obligations to inform and consult parents are legislated for. The legislative basis for freedom of school choice is constrained by geographical offerings as well as processes of social and cultural reproduction and through the use of selective admission policies. The underlying idea was to improve school-quality and to raise the choice of parents by emphasising and expanding their rights with regard to the education of their children. Across Europe, research results confirm that all parents irrespective of their social, cultural or specific context want the best for their children. That is, child-centred and home-based parental involvement in supporting the learning processes of children seems to be taken for granted by most parents.
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10.4324/9781351066341-15
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