Slovak Journal for Educational Sciences / Slovenský časopis pre pedagogické vedy

Family and its Trust in School (Jana Majerčíková)

Family and parents are becoming more active partners nowadays. This close partnership is a part of consequences of broader social and political changes that occurred during the last twenty years. The society, including its subsystems, i.e., the school and the society, has undergone substantial modifications. The paper describes the possible forms of the current family ranging from the traditional one to the modern and the post-modern one. In the main part, the paper focuses on identifying and describing the multidimensionality of the family-school relationship. This relationship can be viewed and evaluated at the levels of social institutions, social organisations, and individuals. The paper then shifts the focus to the sociological category of trust. This category is much perceived nowadays due to changing conditions of the modern society in which individuals lack trust. In the final part, a proposition is presented that trust must be considered in facilitating good relationships between the family and the school.

PEDAGOGIKA.SK, 2011, Vol. 2. (No. 1: 9-27)

Key words: family, school, (post)modernity, family-school relationship, teacher, parent, trust

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