Parents Voice in Government School Education

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Creating familycentric schools

Our friend Dr Debbie Pushor and former graduate students from the University of Saskatchewan have produced School Interrupted, a podcast series on creating familycentric schools. Debbie Pushor and the students discuss the transformative nature of parent

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Aboriginal families

According to research from the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY), a significant barrier to the engagement of Aboriginal parents in high Aboriginal enrolment schools is the cultural disconnect between parents and teachers.

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Low socioeconomic communities

Why is there a perceived lack of parent engagement in low-socioeconomic status communities? Research from the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY) has some answers and strategies to enhance parent engagement. Read more

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Students with disabilities

Effective communication is the key; two-way exchanges with families as genuine partners. In communicating effectively with families it is equally important to empower and encourage families to communicate effectively with schools. Videos These videos are

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Families from refugee backgrounds

Foundation House resource The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House) has created a guide to help schools engage with parents from refugee backgrounds. The guide includes practical and useful information on: Overcoming language

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Cultural relevance

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

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The value of parent knowledge

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

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Baby Photos

How about running a ‘baby photos of the staff’ competition for your school?  Entry can be a gold coin and the baby photos of the

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Fundraising soaps

Looking for an alternative to lolly fundraisers? Ecostore offers “Good Soap for a Good Cause” – a convenient fundraiser with plant-based soaps instead of sweets.

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