Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Tanja Betz, Stefanie Bischoff-Pabst, Nicoletta Eunicke and Britta Menzel

Children at the Crossroads of Opportunities and Constraints - The relationship between school and family from the children’s viewpoint: their perspectives, their positions (Summary)

Research Report 2

  • 1. edition 2020, 52 pp (Brochure)
  • DOI 10.11586/2020042
  • Free of charge

The empirical study at hand, authored by Tanja Betz from the Gutenberg University Mainz and her team, provides insights into the actors’ varying viewpoints and experiences regarding different types of contact between parents and teachers. The aim is particularly to prioritise the views of the children (a group of actors previously neglected in both research and the professional discourse), and to more closely examine their positions and their self-positioning when it comes to shaping the relationship between the primary school and family. The study shows that it is crucial to take a second look at the idealized concept of educational partnerships and to consider it from a much broader viewpoint.