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Title: Parent engagement in education
Authors: Manzon, Maria
Miller, Rifhan
Hong, Helen
Khong, Lana
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: National Institute of Education (Singapore)
Series/Report no.: NIE Working Paper Series;7
Abstract: Parent engagement in children’s upbringing and education is crucial for a child’s holistic development. Awareness of the importance of parent engagement in Singapore is high but research is limited. This working paper aims to lay the foundation for a policy conversation about the role of parent engagement in education. It provides a synopsis of international and local literature on parent engagement: its nature, rationales, global trends, benefits and dilemmas. It reviews some influential conceptual models that have influenced both academic work and policies worldwide. It also presents examples of successful parent engagement practices internationally, which may provide inspiration for Singapore’s own initiatives and policies, while cautioning against the uncritical and wholesale transfer of foreign practices. The paper concludes by suggesting future directions for public policy and educational research. It highlights the directions of a system-wide research that we are undertaking in order to support an evidence-based, context-sensitive policy framework on parent engagement in Singapore.
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ISBN: 978-981-09-5935-7
Appears in Collections:NIE Working Paper Series

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