publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Policies and practices of parental involvement and parent-teacher relations in Irish primary education: a critical discourse analysis

Bennett, Brigid;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Education
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
This thesis presents a critical discourse analysis of policies of parental involvement in Irish education from the past decade. It explores three questions: Do discourses of parental involvement and teacher professionalism construct parent-teacher relations in Irish primary education?; What implications do these constructions have for policies and practices of parent-teacher relationships, particularly parent-teacher partnerships, in Irish primary education?; How can these constructions be challenged and/or supported (as appropriate) to enhance parent-teacher relations and parental involvement in Irish primary education? The research is framed theoretically by t...
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free text keywords: Critical discourse analysis, Discourse, Parental involvment, Parent-teacher relations, Teacher professionalism, #0|aEducation, Primary|xParent participation|zIreland., #0|aParent-teacher relationships|zIreland., #0|aHome and school.
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