EduExchange: Improving Parental Involvement in Children's Education: Do schools and teachers have a role?

Please join the Jamaica Partners for Educational Progress Community of Practice (CoP) and guest moderators Dr. Grace-Camille Munroe and Mrs. Janet Brown for an EduExchange discussion on the role schools and teachers can play in improving parental involvement in education June 21-24, 2011.

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Day 1 June 21, 2011 Do parents really need to be involved? Do they want to be?
Day 2 June 22, 2011 What can the school and teachers do?
Day 3 June 23, 2011 What can parents do to improve their engagement?
Day 4 June 24, 2011 What strategies are working?

In almost every debate on improving the quality of education in Jamaica, a concern is expressed about the low level of parental involvement in education. Many believe- a position which is supported by ample research- that when parents are active in their children’s education, both children and schools do better. If parents are so important, then why has the constant urging of many parents not gained traction and why haven’t we seen an overwhelming response to the calls for more parental involvement? This suggests that we may well have to re-think some of the strategies which have been used to engage parents in the education of their children.

When parents become involved real changes can take place. Let us bring our focused attention and examine seriously how we can bring parents completely on board the education transformation thrust. We look forward to your participation in this important EduExchange and encourage all members to follow the dialogue and contribute to the discussion!

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