It's not all about schools: the role of families and communities in developing equity in education

Christala Sophocleous

University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, Mount Pleasant Campus, Swansea, SA1 6ED; C.Sophocleous@uwtsd.ac.uk

 23rd March 2016

Abstract

Underpinned by research and supported by a growing policy interest, the Centre is developing a work stream exploring the relationship between schools, families and communities. This paper will outline the rationale for developing school, family and community links and present information about two current research projects. Finally it will seek to challenge some of the potentially discriminatory dynamics at play within this work through reference to the principles of equity and social justice.