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Determinants of Parent Involvement in Romanian Schools

posted Nov 28, 2010, 5:16 AM by Sergiu Baltatescu   [ updated Feb 18, 2011, 2:36 PM ]

Diana Damean1

Journal of Social Research & Policy
Volume: 1, Issue: 2, Pages: 117-130
Date: December 2010
ISSN: 2067-2640 (print), 2068-9861 (electronic)

Abstract: The paper is focused on exploring the factors that facilitate parent involvement in their child’s education and school life. A sample of 670 Romanian school principals from the Cross-National Survey of School Principals in South East Europe (SEE) countries 2008 was used. Two-step linear regressions were run in order to predict parent participation in school meetings, parent engagement in school activities and parent influence in school governance, as reported by school principals. The results indicated that the level of parents’ organizations influence on school governance, school administration, and teaching methods is as important as the school background (size, location, budget, principal’s experience, and shares of vulnerable children).

Keywords: School Principals, Parent Involvement in School, South East Europe

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