Joyce Epstein in Glasgow - Newsflash from Scotland

The Annual Lecture of SPTC was given by an old friend of EPA. On 3 March parents, teachers and educational stakeholders gathered at Glasgow Science Centre to hear from Dr Joyce Epstein, a researcher and leader in the world of education and parental involvement, based at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. You can listen to the whole lecture at this link.

There was substantial news coverage of the event:
The involvement of Scottish families in the education of their children is facing a radical shake-up. A pilot project in three council areas is aiming to encourage much greater parental involvement in the running of schools than is currently the case. (Herald Scotland, 03/03/2015)
A method of encouraging parents and schools to work together is to piloted for the first time in Scotland by the Scottish Parent Teacher Council (SPTC), it has been announced. (Holyrood Daily, 04/03/2015)
Parents could have unprecedented levels of influence over their children’s schools under a radical US programme that is set to be rolled out across Scotland. (TESS, 06/03/2015)

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