School governance and teachers' attitudes to parents' involvement in schools

Audrey Addi-Raccah, Ronit Ainhoren

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Abstract

This study probes teachers' attitudes toward parental involvement in schools as a function of four types of school governance as suggested by Bauch and Goldring. Participants of the study included headteachers, chairpersons of parents' committees, and teachers of 11 primary schools in a medium-sized town in Israel. A discriminant analysis found different profiles of teachers' attitudes toward parental involvement: resistant and negative attitudes characterized schools where parents were empowered. Ambivalent attitudes characterized schools with professional and bureaucratic modes of governance, and positive attitudes were found in schools with partnership governance. This implies that the latter mode of governance is a promising step toward a community-oriented approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805-813
Number of pages9
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2009

Keywords

  • Parent involvement
  • School governance
  • Teacher professionalism

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