In the light of research suggesting a causal relationship between parental involvement in schools and the attainment of young people, this project will examine whether participation in adult community learning has links with the nature and extent of parental or familial involvement in schooling. It will be focused on areas of social disadvantage and will look at the experiences of family members, young people and teachers. It is envisaged that the outcomes will include a tangible contribution to policy and practice. This studentship includes collaborative funding and in-kind support from the Worker’s Educational Association (WEA South Wales) and WISERD (The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods).
Start date:October 2012
Research Topic:Adult Community Learning participation and involvement in schooling
Research Supervisor:Prof David James and Prof Gareth Rees
Supervising school:Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol, Prifysgol Caerdydd
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
External Sponsor:WEA South Wales