The course offers tools and inputs to understand and reinforce the role of parents in the achievement of educational success.
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What is the FamilyEduNet course for?
The course tries to help parents and parents' associations’ leaders to identify challenges of educational success, where they might improve their competencies and daily practices, in order to promote children's personal development and academic achievement.
It also aims to provide them with a policy perspective to design innovative strategies, to build family and school environments that help all children, irrespective of their socio-economic, geographical, cultural or ethnical background, gender, health condition or family circumstances, to raise to their full development.
Who is the course for?
In addition to parents and parents' associations, the course can also be interesting for: 1) Stakeholders involved in educational practice and policy who are responsible for or influence leadership development and school improvement; 2) Research/academic communities interested in working to promote educational success and schools-families-communities’ partnerships to improve children's personal development, school achievement and school effectiveness. 3) Developers/providers of education and schools-families-communities’ partnerships training programmes, focusing on supporting parents and parents' associations leaders on how to create family and school cultures that value respect, diversity, and promote fairness and high learning achievement.
What is in the course?
Those interested in taking part in this course will find resources focusing on five policy challenges for educational success and schools-families-communities’ partnerships that support reflection and policy planning on the matter. Recommendations on how to promote children's personal development and academic achievement are included.
The resources consist of textual and audio-visual materials to stimulate a better understanding of a specific challenge for educational success and schools-families-communities’ partnerships. The resources are useful for families in general but also for families with children in hospital, rural families and Roma families (e.g. through definitions, comments, good practice examples, etc.).
What are the course’s aims?
This on-line course has three main objectives: 1) To help parents reflect upon a) good practices to support children's development and academic achievement and policies to address challenges for educational success; b) State-of-the-art research results on educational success as a means to improve children's school achievement and personal development, as well as school effectiveness. 2) To help parents check their own practice ideas about a) Practical changes they can make to support their children's school achievement and personal development; b) How parents might support educational success in their children's school, or in other schools or across a school system. 3) To stimulate parents' attitudes and values on a) How to create family and school cultures that value respect, diversity, and promote fairness and high learning achievement; b) How, in a particular context, educational success practices based on those attitudes and values can be developed and supported.