This 2003 report for the Department for Education and Skills draws from the research done on the topic of parental involvement, parental support and family education on pupil achievement and adjustment. Its findings give evidence to the importance of parental involvement in its many forms towards pupil achievement across all social classes and ethnic groups. For us this highlights the educational efficacy of relationships. Moreover, the report covers the nature and scale of interventions being made to promote parental involvement. The report concludes that these interventions are yet to deliver convincing results, and can be enhanced through applying knowledge of the evidence accumulated in this paper. We believe that this paper is a robust contribution to the research discourse linking relationships and education.
Desforges, C. & Abouchaar, A. (2003) The impact of parental involvement, parental support and family education on pupil achievement and adjustment: A literature review. London: Department for Education and Skills.