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Vanhempien osallisuuden kuvaukset perusopetuksen vuosiluokkien 1-6 oppimissuunnitelmissa ja HOJKS-asiakirjoissa (2020)

Rantala, Anja; Vehkakoski, Tanja (2020). Vanhempien osallisuuden kuvaukset perusopetuksen vuosiluokkien 1-6 oppimissuunnitelmissa ja HOJKS-asiakirjoissa. Kasvatus, 51 (4), 426-438.

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All authors or editors: Rantala, Anja; Vehkakoski, Tanja

Journal or series: Kasvatus

ISSN: 0022-927X

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 51

Issue number: 4

Pages range: 426-438

Publisher: Koulutuksen tutkimuslaitos

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72457


This study examines parental involvement described in the learning and school attendance documents drawn up in Grades 1-6. The research data consisted of 38 learning plans and 43 individual education plans (IEP) analysed by means of content analysis. The theory-based content analysis was founded on Epstein's framework of six types of parental involvement. In addition, the focus was on the meanings parenthood received in the statements pertaining to different aspects of involvement. The results showed that in these documents, most notions about parental involvement concerned either the interaction between home and school or parenthood to support child's schooling. The phrases describing parental involvement remained rather formal, while actual reporting of parents' views was infrequent, Thus, parents were mainly positioned as involved parties rather than having expertise or rights for decision making.

Keywords: parents; complicity; home-school collaboration; basic education; curricula; individual education plan; documents

Free keywords: parent; involvement; support for learning and school attendance, document, learning plan; individual education plan (IEP)

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