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Bridge to the future. Collaboration between parents schools and communities
In an increasing number o f countries schools become convinced that good partnerships between parents and com munities are necessary in behalf of the optimization of pupils' development opportunities, the enhancement of pupils' educational careers and the improvement of teachers' task performance. ERNAPE (European Research Network About Parents in Education) is an association of research networks in the area of education, in particular about parents in education. In 1993 the association was established with the aim to share research results, stimulate research at all levels.
Two researchers from the ITS, in collaboration with specialists on parent participation from the University Nijmegen and the SCO-Kohnstamm Institute have brought together in this volume the recent scientific and social developments in relation to the collaboration between families, school and community.
Metin Alkan (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Jacques Braster (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands), Martha Allexsaht-Snider (University of Georgia, USA), Frans Brekelmans (General Education Union AOb, Faculty of Law of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, deputy-judge, the Netherlands), Tanja van Beukering (Amsterdam Municipal Pedological Institute, the Netherlands), Elzbieta Bielecka (University in Bialystok, Poland), Stafano Castelli (State University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy), Laura De Clara (Comune di Codroipo, Italy), Pierre Couvreur (University of Mons, Belgium), Miriam David (Keele University, United Kingdom), Don Davies (Institue for Responsive Education, Marblehead MA, USA), Eddie Denessen (University Nijmegen, the Netherlands), Rollande Deslandes (Université du Quebec à Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada), Geert Driessen (ITS of the University Nijmegen, the Netherlands), Anne Bert Dijkstra (University of Groningen), Kateøina Emmerov (Masaryk University, Czech Republic), Wander van Es (Sardes, Utrecht, the Netherlands), Alvard Harutynyan (CRS/Armenia), Lex Herweijer ( Social and Cultural Planning Office of the Netherlands), Diana B. Hiatt-Michael (Pepperdine University, USA), Paul Jungbluth (ITS of the University Nijmegen, the Netherlands), Raili Kärkkäïnen (University of Helsinki, Finland), Cees A. Klaassen (University Nijmegen, the Netherlands), Andra Laczik (University of Oxford, United Kingdom), Miek Laemers (ITS of the University Nijmegen, the Netherlands), Willy Lahaye (University of Mons, Belgium), Iskra Maksimovic (CRS/Yugoslavia), Raquel-Amaya Martínez González (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain), Jacqueline McGilp (Australian Catholic University, Ballarat, Australia), Maria Mendel (University of Gdansk, Poland), Sean Neill (University of Warwick, United Kingdom), Patricia Nimal (University of Mons, Belgium), Pirjo Nuutinen (University of Joesuu, Savonlinna, Finland), Helen Phtiaka (Univeristy of Cyprus, Cyprus), Milada Rabušicová (Masaryk