Parent-School Collaboration and School Networking

Ages: 18-99

Description of the practice

This is an article on family-school communication during de lockdown related to the most vulnerable families and communities. The authors propose strategies to deal with digital interaction, privacy concerns, and protocol agreements inspired by an ongoing process of digital transformation in local primary schools in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain), based on inter-level support, teacher networking, and parent-school collaboration. The authors also provide a theoretical basis from agile education, gamification theory, and inquiring knowledge building or the spiral of inquiry.


  • Country: Spain

Example of Implementation

This study provides information and data on the vulnerabilities of different countries, communities and families. The authors suggest several protocols to deal with privacy issues for an efficient school-family communciation in pandemic times.

About evidence: 

"Nearly 85% of PISA-participant countries organized online educational programs during the COVID-19 pandemic (UNESCO 2020a). On the other hand, only 36% of residents of lower-middle income countries have internet access (Vegas, 2020) and, in order to provide instructional content or educational support, many countries used both traditional media for distance teaching and learning – such as radio, TV and regular mail – combined with more modern virtual platforms to include video conferencing tools, such as Twitch, Meet, Teams, Zoom or others In April of 2020, close to 90% of high-income countries were providing remote learning opportunities, close to 60% were using online platforms, and almost 35% distributed educational videos online (TWB, 2020)."

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