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Parents as partners for educational change: The Ashgrove healthy school environment project

Davis, Julie M. & Cooke, Sue (1998) Parents as partners for educational change: The Ashgrove healthy school environment project. In Atweh, Bill, Kemmis, Stephen, & Weekes, Patricia (Eds.) Action Research in Practice: Partnerships for Social Justice in Education. Routledge (Taylor & Francis), London ; New York, pp. 59-85.

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Abstract

Parents are under-recognised agents for change in schools. This chapter is about a school community project in the primary school which our children attend. The two authors were key actors in the initiation and development of the project, however the full project team has consisted of around fifteen enthusisatic parents, teachers and the principal, with a much larger group of students, teachers and parents also involved at various times in different activities. The experiences and insights of this learning community created by the project are presented here.

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ID Code: 2305
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details : j/davis@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: participatory action research, health promotion schools, sustainability, learnscaping, parent participation
ISBN: 9780415171526
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 21 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:42

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