Evaluating Provisions for Parents and Parental Involvement in Greek Preschool Settings

By Maria Sakellariou and Konstantina Rentzou.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Effective education of the next generation requires us to recognize the needs, wishes and experiences of children and their families. That means that it is both an educational and a professional nonsense for schools to operate in ignorance of, and isolation from, the families they serve (Bastiani, 1986). It is this fact that makes imperious the need for parent-teacher communication and cooperation and the need for parents to be involved in their children’s education and to be working collaboratively with teachers. Yet, the lack of Greek literature and research over the topic implies that the theme of parental involvement has not attracted the required attention.
The present study seeks to evaluate Greek programs’ quality as far as provisions for parents and parental involvement are concerned. More precisely, the present study aims to: a) examine whether there are differences among different types of settings as far their policy for parental involvement is concerned, b) clarify the types of communication among parents and teachers in Greek pre-school settings, c) explore whether Greek parents are encouraged to get involved in the program their children attend and d) ascertain whether Greek parents have a role to play in their children’s setting. More precisely, using ECERS-R, researchers aimed to evaluate quality in 17 Greek preschool settings, concerning aspects of provision for parents.

Keywords: Parental Involvement, Provisions for Parents, ECERS-R, Greek Preschool Settings

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 9, pp.95-106. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.041MB).

Prof. Maria Sakellariou

Assistant Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

I have graduated from the Department of Theology in 1987 and finished my two years postgraduate studies in Pedagogic in 1989. I have graduated from the Department of Early Childhood Education and Care at the TEI of Thessaloniki in 1993. During the academic year 1990/91 I finished my postgraduate studies in Pedagogic at the University of Zurich. From 1995 to 2003 I have worked as teacher at a High school. In 2001 I finished my PhD thesis on “The Christian Education at the Preschool age”. Since 2008 I have been working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Ioannina. My teaching and research objectives are Preschool education, Social Pedagogic, Didactic of social and ethical education. My interests are extended to intercultural education, environmental ethics and environmental education. I have published an important number of papers as well as a book about social pedagogic and as co-author three other useful manuals for praxis at the early childhood schools.

Konstantina Rentzou

Casual Teacher, TEi of Epirus, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

Since 2005 I teach in the department of Early Childhood and Care, in the TEI of Epirus, as casual Teacher.

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