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Anne Power

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847429728

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.001.0001

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Schools in communities

Schools in communities

Chapter:
(p.53) Three Schools in communities
Source:
Family futures
Author(s):

Anne Power

Helen Willmot

Rosemary Davidson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.003.0003

This chapter assesses the role of schools in family lives, in building community links and in helping parents and children. It emphasises that the contrast between primary and secondary schools and the special difficulties faced by parents of children with learning difficulties and special needs underlines how important schools are in family lives, and how much more help children with special needs require. It notes that wider evidence of progress is examined in light of parents’ actual experience.

Keywords:   schools, family lives, community links, parents and children, parents’ experience

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