"If only my mother had done for me what i’m doing for my daughter": the evolution of family participation in public schools in Spain

  • David Issó Universidad de Granada
  • Diego Becerril Universidad de Granada
  • Mª Dolores Martín-Lagos Universidad de Granada
  • Mar Venegas Universidad de Granada http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7500-8005

Abstract

This paper presents results of a research on the role families play in the control, management and governance of free schools during the academic years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, in several schools in the county of Granada (Spain). Following a qualitative methodology, based on twelve personal in-depth interviews and eight discussion groups, the discourses allow to conclude that the families of students enrolled in Spanish free schools are more involved than before but there is still a long way to go. The paper also analyses the causes that, according to our data, may be producing this lack of effective family involvement in free school in Spain.

Published
2018-11-27
Section
Artigos