15 SES 13 A, The Notion of Partnership in Education: Crossed Looks II
Symposium, Part 2<br /> Discussant: Guy Berger
Research on urban school systems indicates that they generally lack the capacity to achieve sustained school reform on their own (Schutz, 2006) so that a broader context needs to be taken into account (Anyon, 2005). As a response to urban schools failure, there has been a renewed interest in the role that family‐school relationships and parental involvement can play in the improvement of education. Drawing from two researches analyzing different partnerships programs in Barcelona and London, this communication aims to describe the way in which notions such as ‘participation’, ‘collaboration’ or ‘innovation’ are mobilized and embedded in these programs, creating really persuasive and ambiguous meanings and obfuscating their real implications (Franklin et al.,2003). Following this, we argue that the study of these partnership programs can be particularly useful to assess the potentials and limitations of school reform based on family involvement. In this sense, we added a comparative perspective to both illustrate how very different educational contexts and even diverse partnerships programs can use similar justifications and share similar structural problems. Finally, we discuss how the notion of ‘partnerships’ can help us better understand the way different institutional levels and organizational fields are articulated when researching schools and families.
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Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
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Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
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