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Article Number - F668F5F717


Vol.1(2), pp. 028-035 , June 2009
DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS09.056
ISSN: 2141-6656



Full Length Research Paper

Parental involvement in schools: The perspectives of Cypriot principals


Loizos Symeou




Department of Education Sciences, European University-Cyprus, P. O. Box 22006. 1516 Nicosia, Cyprus.


Email: L.Symeou@euc.ac.cy






 Accepted: 12 May 2009  Published: 30 June 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


This paper presents the findings of a survey study conducted in Cyprus primary state schools, which aimed at outlining principals’ perspectives concerning parental involvement in school life. The research involved a representative sample of principals of the schools concerned. The analysis and interpretation of the data indicated that current home-school links are extremely limited. It was also found that even though the principals express a need to modify their schools’ relationships with the pupils’ parents, their suggestions still imply mild modes of family involvement, and not broader levels of participation. These views were found to relate to certain personal characteristics of the principals and a number of external variables. The findings are discussed within the current context of vivid surge within the Cyprus educational system for the introduction of relevant innovation and change.

 

Key words: Parental involvement, principals, Cyprus, survey

 


APA (2009). Parental involvement in schools: The perspectives of Cypriot principals. International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 1(2), 028-035.
Chicago Loizos Symeou. "Parental involvement in schools: The perspectives of Cypriot principals." International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies 1, no. 2 (2009): 028-035.
MLA Loizos Symeou. "Parental involvement in schools: The perspectives of Cypriot principals." International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies 1.2 (2009): 028-035.
   
DOI 10.5897/IJEAPS09.056
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJEAPS/article-abstract/F668F5F717

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