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The following resources are provided for schools, parents, carers and communities who want to explore further the case for parent and community engagement or who seek further effective strategies:

Schools and Communities Working Together: Best Practice and International Trends
Dr George Otero, Relational Learning

Strengthening family and community engagement in student learning resource
Australian Government - National Smarter Schools Partnership

Leading and Developing parental engagement - a tool to help you audit and improve your practice
National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's services

Beyond school councils: Engaging parents to help their children succeed at school (PDF, 4.6MB)
People for Education

What can parents do to help their children succeed in school?
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Parental Involvement in Selected PISA Countries and Economies
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The impact of parental involvement, parental support and family education on pupil achievements and adjustment: A literature review
Department for Education and Skills, London

Let's Read Them a Story! The Parent Factor in Education
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Engaging Parents in Raising Achievement - Do Parents Know They Matter?
Harris, A. and Goodall, J. (2007) University of Warwick

How the World's Most Improved School Systems Keep Getting Better
Mourshed, M., Chijioke, C., Barber, M. (2010) McKinsey and Company

The Three Stories of Education Reform
Michael Fullan (2000), Phi Delta Kappan Magazine


New parent fact sheets are available to support children's learning at every stage of schooling. A fact sheet for schools to support parents engagement has also been developed with ideas for the whole school and classrooms.

Last reviewed
16 October 2014
Last updated
17 January 2018

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