07
APR
2017

National Parents Council Primary: Invitation to Tender

Research Proposal: Parental involvement and engagement in their children’s learning during the primary school years

The Proposed Research

NPC is inviting tenders for two pieces of research.

Part One

review of national and international literature on parent-school partnerships that support involvement and engagement of parents in their children’s learning during their primary school years. This research will provide direction for the NCCA and NPCP on how parents and schools can work in partnership to support children’s holistic learning and development during the primary school years.

Part Two

Case studies of good practice in parent-school partnerships in Ireland that support involvement and engagement of parents in their children’s learning during their primary school years. Part Two will have two elements. Element one will look at what 4/5 schools, which are innovators in the area of partnership with parents in Ireland, are doing already. It will also look at whether and how the resources for parents developed by NCCA are being used by these schools. Element two of the research will involve working with these schools as they help parents support their children’s learning using the new language curriculum (English and Irish) for junior infants to second class. It is envisaged that Part Two of the research will commence around the time of the interim report on the literature review so that learning from it can inform the case study work.

The two parts of the research are outlined in more detail in the Tender Document. An individual researcher/group of researchers may tender for one or both parts of the research.

Click here for the Tender Document or see the attachment below.

How to tender

Tenders must be received by 4 pm on 5th May 2017.

Tenders must be delivered via email to alynch@npc.ie or in hard copy to

Ms Aine Lynch
CEO
National Parents Council Primary
12 Marlborough Court
Marlborough Street
Dublin 1

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