Pushor, Debbie
September 2007
Education Canada;Fall2007, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p6
The article discusses parents' engagement in education in Canada. The author differentiates between involvement and engagement, with a preference for engagement as it includes parent input and participation in planning. She relates two first-day-of-school experiences and explains that the explicit demonstration of school personnel beliefs and assumptions is critical to welcoming parents to participate in education. She explains what it means to be a "welcoming" school.


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