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‘All we need is love (and money)’! What do higher education students want from their families?
Research has shown that consistent family support improves higher education (HE) students’ chances for adjustment and graduation but family over-involvement negatively affects students’ well-being. We theoretically bridge ...
Neoliberal versus social justice reforms in education policy and practice: discourses, politics and disability rights in education
This article uses critical discourse analysis in order to discuss the equity and social justice implications of an envisaged education reform agenda in Cyprus, as articulated by two consultation reports commissioned by the ...
Has family involvement migrated into higher education? An investigation of how administrative staff document the phenomenon in students’ university experiences in Cyprus
Families have been getting more and more involved in their children’s education. This paper presents findings of a study investigating family involvement in their members’ undergraduate studies attending a state (non-fee-paying) ...
‘Out of the Box’ leadership: action research towards school improvement
The contribution of Action Research (AR) to school improvement is well-documented. This study records the accounts of two primary school leaders, involved in AR projects that focused on the development of students’ oral ...
Accessing parental perspectives to inform the development of parent training in autism in south-eastern Europe
Parent training has been shown to be an important means of supporting families living with autism–but such services are not universally accessible. A multinational project funded by the European Commission has been developed ...
Experiencing the same but differently: Indigenous minority and immigrant children's experiences in Cyprus
This paper examines the experiences of minority students from two different cultural groups, immigrant children of Pontian background and indigenous minority children of Roma descent, in the Greek-Cypriot educational system. ...
Dropping out of high school in Cyprus: Do parents and the family matter
This paper presents a comparison of family circumstances, aspirations and school involvement of parents in Cyprus whose children were at risk of dropping out of high school and parents whose children were not at risk. The ...
From school-family links to social capital: Urban and rural distinctions in teacher and parent networks in Cyprus
This article reports on a multiple case study that explored teachers' and families' collaboration in two urban and four rural state elementary schools in Cyprus. The analysis of the data shows that teachers' approaches to ...
Family involvement in the education of potential drop-out children: A comparative study between Spain and Cyprus
This paper focuses on family involvement in the education of teenagers at risk of dropping out from compulsory secondary school. A questionnaire was completed by 131 Spanish and Cypriot families with children at six schools ...