Debbie Pushor champions family stories in schools

Parent engagement is one of the strongest predictors of a child's success in school.
  • Podcast
  • Discussion

Dr Debbie Pushor is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. She’s a passionate advocate for authentic parent engagement and for family-centric schools.

In this podcast, Debbie talks about her own experience as a parent prompted her work, particularly the sense of marginalisation parents can feel in their children’s schooling. She believes it's critical to listen to ‘family stories’ and the 50 years of research evidence that conclusively demonstrates that parent engagement is the strongest predictor of children's success, not just in school, but in life.

Debbie explores the importance of teachers moving from judgement to learning, and the difference between parent engagement and parent involvement. Discover why she believes family-centric schools are the way of the future, even at secondary level.

Length: 39:00

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Last updated 12 April 2022