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Home-School Collaboration in Sweden and China
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
2013 (English)In: US-China Education Review B, ISSN 2161-6248, Vol. 3, no 3, 188-201 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is a working paper presenting a network building cooperative project between Umeå University inSweden and Zhejiang University in China. The project focuses on parents’ involvement and home-schoolcollaboration in Sweden and China and has an ambition to entail a set of empirical objectives: (1) to map andcompare the systems, policies, curricula, and resources dealing with home-school collaboration in Sweden andChina at the national level; (2) to identify and analyze the similarities and differences in the definitions, foci,models, practices, and perspectives on home-school collaboration in the two countries at the local level; and (3) toidentify and seek out good examples and models from both countries for communication and interaction amongteachers, parents, and students. Following an introduction to the project design where a comparative case-studyapproach is presented, this article reviews policies and researches concerning home-school collaboration inSwedish and Chinese contexts. Cases from both countries are selected, described, and discussed. Relative issues forfurther study are suggested.

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David Publishing Company , 2013. Vol. 3, no 3, 188-201 p.
Keyword [en]
home-school collaboration, parental involvement, comparative case studies, Sweden, China
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-70223OAI: diva2:620378
Establishing research network between Sweden and China on cooperation between home and school
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