chapter  11
Parents, governors and the community
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Traditional involvement of parents Munn (1993:1) suggests that there are three aspects to the traditional way in which schools have involved parents:

• it has largely concerned the well-being of the parents’ own child; • it has been to support the largely taken-for-granted value system of the

school; • collective action, such as through parents’ or parent-teacher

associations, has been largely concerned with fund-raising, or transmitting information, and has not usually challenged the school’s way of doing things.