However, parent engagement is much more than involving parents in school life, through activities such as reading groups, tuckshop duty and fundraising events. Parent engagement is schools and teachers engaging families in their child’s education by connecting them with what’s happening in the classroom and then arming them with strategies to support this learning at home.
The latest research in Queensland schools: the EPIC research project
The ‘how to’ of engaging parents in their child’s learning and wellbeing is a big step closer thanks to the latest Engaging Parents in Curriculum (EPIC) report.
EPIC is a longitudinal research project and a collaboration between Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ), Queensland Independent Schools Parents Network and Griffith University.
The findings from EPIC have also been distilled into easy-to-understand resources designed to help ISQ member schools wishing to enhance their parent engagement knowledge and practice.