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Engaging parents, engaging communities, engaging schools: the parent engagement project


Barnes, N and Shore, S and Mayhead, R and Fry, G and Disney, L and Hamphire, A, Engaging parents, engaging communities, engaging schools: the parent engagement project, Engaging parents, communities and schools: the parent engagement project, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia, pp. 1-52. (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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The PACE project was conducted at two government primary schools in the Darwin and Palmerston regions by The Smith Family. This project was an innovative approach to a contemporary educational issue concerning Indigenous parent participation in education. The approach encouraged the development of positive relationships between Indigenous parents and school staff by increasing Indigenous parentsí capacity to interact within the school context. This project was a pilot study that identified and explored the principles and relationships that are embedded within The Smith Family approach. The research was conducted using ethnographic techniques of observation and interviews, and using digital storytelling to generate data across two school communities, targeting community participants, school staff and The Smith Family project staff. Led by Dr Nicoli Barnes, the project included researchers from the IGCE and The Smith Family.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:parent participation, education, aboriginal and torres strait islander
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Equity and access to education
UTAS Author:Barnes, N (Dr Nicoli Barnes)
ID Code:136886
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-01-22
Last Modified:2020-02-05
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