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Spain: Influence of parental involvement on attainment

The State Board of Education has published a report of a study into the participation of parents in their children's education. The study, which is based on a large sample of parents and schools, shows that high parental expectations, homework supervision and home support for reading contribute positively to children's academic achievement. Interaction with schools and teachers is considered to be equally important. Levels of involvement in all areas tend to decrease as children progress through the system. The weakest area of participation is involvement in school governance and management through school councils. The report's recommendations concentrate on measures to promote interaction with schools.

El Consejo Escolar del Estado destaca la influencia positiva de la participación de las familias en la educación escolar sobre el rendimiento académico de los alumnos
Ministry of Education and Science, Spain

This article is drawn from the latest edition of Education in the News

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