Knowing their families and their cultural beliefs around education will assist schools to engage those families in a more culturally responsive way and give all families a sense of belonging. Situate cultural strengths of family
Parents Victoria has had a long association with Canadian academic Dr Debbie Pushor. Debbie has worked as a public school teacher, consultant, principal, senior administrator, and now as a researcher and teacher educator. She is
This 2-page flyer is a brief introduction to the key concepts of family engagement. It’s a useful conversation starter as it succinctly addresses three questions: Why family engagement? How? What does it look like? This
Why a systematic approach is needed Dr Debbie Pushor on why family engagement needs to be co-ordinated and systematic, rather than random and disconnected. How it works in practice The story of how a disadvantaged
This podcast from the Raising Children website focuses on “being active in your school community”. The guest is PV Executive Officer Gail McHardy. Gail talks through the issues with host Prof. Julie Green: the benefits
In this podcast published by the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, Dr Debbie Pushor from the University of Saskatchewan talks with Angela Scaffidi about the barriers to genuine engagement between schools and parents, and the
This is a summary of a workshop held as part of the PV/DET Parent Forum in August 2019. Speaker: Claire Tobin, Principal Health Advisor, Wellbeing, Health and Engagement Division Workshop summary Family hardship is a
Parents Victoria respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation, on whose country we work. We pay our respect to their elders past, present and future. Their ancestral ties to country have never been extinguished, and sovereignty never ceded.