Politics of participation: parental support for children's learning and school governance in Burundi, Malawi, Senegal and Uganda

The Improved Learning Outcomes in Primary Schools research explores the different ways in which parents participate in school, including their interaction with teachers and within communities.  Research teams also examined how parents support children's learning at home.  In turn, the teams set out to understand more about teachers' and pupils' views on parental involvement in school and to what extent recruitment and training policies actually encourage or support parents in actively improving the quality of education.