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Models of school-family partnerships: the Malaysian context

Wee, Jennifer Beng Neo and Md. Nor, Sharifah and Kasa, Zakaria and Foo, Say Fooi (2001) Models of school-family partnerships: the Malaysian context. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 9 (1). pp. 35-47. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534

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This study examined the headmasters' and teachers' perceptions towards the concepts, importance and school practices in parental involvement in order to identify the partnership models that existed in primary schools. Five hundred and fifty three respondents answered the questionnaires. The findings showed that the respondents' perceptions of the concepts of partnerships were partial. Majority of them perceived that parental involvement was important in the children's education especially for the children's cognitive, emotional, and social development. The findings also showed that only a few school practices in parent involvement were carried out. A few partnership models were adopted by the schools but these models were partial partnership models. The findings suggest that a holistic partnership requires schools to adopt a comprehensive model where parental involvement should extend from home-based activities to school-based activities.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Concepts; Importance and school practices of school; Family partnership; Models of partnership
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3337
Deposited By: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Deposited On:25 Nov 2009 14:27
Last Modified:10 Sep 2015 21:24

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