Chapter 22: Family-School Relationships: Theoretical Perspectives and Concerns
Family-school relationships: Theoretical perspectives and concerns Families send their children to school to learn the knowledge and skills needed for success in life. Schools return children to their parents, hoping that families will provide the support that children need to grow and learn. This circle of home and school sharing children is one that has been the focus of much debate and research. Both parents and educators have a stake in the results ofthis debate and research. Conceptualizing and operationalizing the connections between home and school have been done in many ways by educators, researchers, and policy makers who have specific theoretical perspectives about the roles, rights, and responsibilities of participants involved in education. The research can be divided into two different, albeit related, perspectives: between the family and the school and within the family . The between the family and the school perspective focuses on the way the school's ...