Parents Voice in Government School Education

Parents urged to ‘take the lead’

This article by Brett Henebery from the Educator makes a strong case for the benefits of active family engagement in children’s education.

More than 50 years of research confirms students have higher academic outcomes and improved attendance, behaviour, confidence and motivation when their parents are not simply ‘involved in their school’ but are actively “engaged in supporting their learning”.
As pointed out by Dr Amy Graham, an education expert at UNSW with a strong interest in education psychology, policy, and transitions to school, parents are a child’s first, and most influential, teachers.

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