Parents as teaching allies: some cases in Japanese schools

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    Abstract

    Parental involvement in their children’s education has been investigated in various ways, mainly regarding governance, the support provided to the children at home, or relationships between teachers and parents. However, parents also might be supporters and/or resources for teaching practices, an aspect which has not been studied in depth. In Japan, there is an approach to school reform called lesson study for the learning community, underlining the importance of parental participation in pedagogical practices. This chapter categorises types of parental involvement using three published cases. Four participatory parental roles in pedagogical practices were identified: (1) learners, (2) resources, (3) endorsers, and (4) catalysts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransforming Pedagogies Through Engagement with Learners, Teachers and Communities
    EditorsDat Bao, Thanh Pham
    Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
    PublisherSpringer
    Chapter15
    Pages233-244
    Number of pages12
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9789811600579
    ISBN (Print)9789811600562
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

    Publication series

    NameEducation in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume57
    ISSN (Print)1573-5397
    ISSN (Electronic)2214-9791

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