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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.