Developing Positive Partnerships with Parents

Winter, Eileen C.
January 2005
Reach;Jan2005, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p89
Academic Journal
Working in positive partnerships with parents is one of the keys to the educational success of children with special educational needs (SEN). While this is a worthy goal, negotiating positive partnerships may be elusive in many educational contexts. This paper discusses the key issues in working collaboratively with parents and outlines a workshop context in which participants were given opportunities to experience collaborative partnerships first hand.


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