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The management of parent involvement in multicultural schools in the Umlazi district

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Wyk, J.N. (Prof.) en
dc.contributor.author Michael, Sathiapama en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:50:54Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:50:54Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:50:54Z
dc.date.submitted 2004-02-28 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1237
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to examine the management of parent involvement in multicultural schools in the Umlazi District, Kwa-Zulu Natal. A literature study investigated existing programmes and models of parent involvement, multicultural education in South Africa, legislation pertaining to parent involvement in South Africa and the advantages of and barriers to parent involvement. In addition, the role of school management in managing parent involvement was reviewed. A qualitative investigation of parent involvement in three secondary multicultural schools in Umlazi was conducted. The opinions and experiences of thirty three participants were obtained via focus group interviews. Major findings included: all parents, irrespective of race or culture have an interest in their child's education All parents require guidance and support in parenting skills and also school managers lack understanding with regard to their role in managing parent involvement. The study concludes with recommendations to improve the management of parent involvement in multicultural schools. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (163 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Focus group interviews en
dc.subject Umlazi District Kwa-Zulu Natal en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.subject Multicultural school en
dc.subject School Management en
dc.subject Parent involvement en
dc.subject.ddc 371.192096845
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Secondary -- Parent participation -- South Africa -- Umlazi.
dc.subject.lcsh Education -- Parent participation -- South Africa -- Umlazi.
dc.subject.lcsh School management and organization -- Parent participation -- South Africa -- Umlazi.
dc.subject.lcsh Multicultural education -- South Africa -- Umlazi.
dc.subject.lcsh Home and school -- South Africa -- Umlazi.
dc.subject.lcsh Parent-teacher relationships -- South Africa -- Umlazi.
dc.subject.lcsh School improvement programs -- South Africa -- Umlazi.
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- Professional relationships -- South Africa -- Umlazi.
dc.subject.lcsh Home and school -- South Africa -- Umlazi -- Cross-cultural studies.
dc.title The management of parent involvement in multicultural schools in the Umlazi district en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Educational Studies en
dc.description.degree M.Ed.(Education Management) en


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