|Should I do the activity alone?||Yes. You may also invite your child and your partner discuss the activity with you.|
|After completing the activity…||I/we should be able to:
Be aware of different typologies of parents according to their kind of involvement at schools.
Reflect on the different effects these typologies might have on the children and on the school.
Identify my tendency to act according to some typologies.
Describe what I could do to approach the typology(/ies) I like the most.
|Before I start, what will I need to do this activity?||Sheets of paper and pencils. You might like to use a computer and the internet to find the suggested document.|
What do I have to do?
You should read the six statements below about six types of parents according to their kind of involvement at schools (Smith,2007).
You may like visiting: Types of parents and school strategies aimed at the creation of effective partnerships to find out the original document describing this typology.
Think about which typology(/ies) you like the most because of its/their positive effects on the children and on the school.
Probably there aren’t any parents who suit each typology perfectly all the times and under all circumstances, but there can be a tendency to act according to one or two typologies.
For each typology you should rate the frequency you perceive yourself acting as described in the statements, choosing from: 1-Never; 2-Sometimes; 3-Frequently and 4-Always/Nearly always.
After that think about:
the descriptions you think YOU COINCIDE with for each typology,
the descriptions you think YOU DO NOT COINCIDE with for each typology.
Check whether the typology(/ies) you like the most is/are the one(s) you coincide the most too. If this is not the case, try to describe what could you do to approach that typology(/ies).
In the link you will find an example of a writing template.
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