8. Managing and including the opinion of the community

It may be that in some African countries both parents and the community fear contact with schools. However, frequent and planned contact between the school, the parents and the community will be beneficial for the well-being and education of all children.

At the end of this chapter, teachers will have considered strategies to:

  • create relationships with the parents of pupils in their institutions
  • sensitise the community to the work of the school
  • network with parents, other schools and the community.

7.2 Forms of support for teachers

8.1 Creating bonds between the school and home