Title

From Their Perspective: Parental Involvement In The UAE

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Journal Of Sociology Of Education

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to share findings from a mixed-method study that explores, from the perspective of Emirati parents, what it means to be involved in their children's education. The study is built upon the idea that in order to provide culturally responsive family-school involvement practices and recommendations, it would serve us, as educators and researchers to investigate and understand Emirati parents' beliefs about the educational choices they have for their children and their involvement in this process. The instrument used for data collection was a survey and included open-ended questions. Generally, the results suggest that parents viewed involvement as important, but that they also heavily relied on school staff and teachers for this involvement. This important first step of understanding parents' beliefs will enable us to better support collaborative partnerships between schools and families in the education of children in the UAE.

ISSN

2014-3575

Publisher

Hipatia Press

Volume

2

Issue

3

First Page

292

Last Page

312

Disciplines

Education

Keywords

parental views, parental involvement, United Arab Emirates

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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