chapter  7
Home–school relations in North Parade
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This chapter focuses on the experiences and perspectives of the working class boys in North Parade in a similar way to that which has been used in relation to the middle class boys in South Park. It begins by examining the nature of the immediate contexts of the home and the school within which the boys at North Parade are located. In understanding how relations between parents and the school in North Parade tend to differ to those in South Park we need to remind ourselves of the core characteristic features of the interdependency that tend to underpin relationships between parents and schools. It will be recalled that parents depend upon schools to educate their children while schools depend upon parents to be compliant ­ to accept and support the efforts that they make to educate their children.