Euro­pean Research Net­work About Par­ents in Edu­ca­tion

In Octo­ber 1993, with finan­cial sup­port from the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, a group of researchers work­ing in the field of par­ents in edu­ca­tion in dif­fer­ent parts of Europe met in Glas­gow to dis­cuss how to increase con­tact across Europe, exchange knowl­edge of research devel­op­ments in Europe and stim­u­late research about par­ents in edu­ca­tion at all lev­els, includ­ing inter­cul­tur­al Euro­pean research. The group decid­ed to estab­lish ERNAPE — Euro­pean Research Net­work About Par­ents in Edu­ca­tion. The term “par­ents in edu­ca­tion” embraces par­ents’ rela­tion­ship to school sys­tems as well as par­ents’ and fam­i­lies’ con­tri­bu­tions to children’s learn­ing out­side of school.

The main pur­pos­es of ERNAPE are infor­ma­tion exchange between researchers and organ­i­sa­tions, research col­lab­o­ra­tion, pro­vid­ing are­nas for analy­sis and reflec­tion on par­ents in edu­ca­tion, stim­u­lat­ing aware­ness of the field of par­ents in edu­ca­tion among researchers, edu­ca­tion­al author­i­ties and stake­hold­ers, includ­ing par­ents them­selves, and sup­port­ing young researchers in the field of par­ents in edu­ca­tion.

ERNAPE is rel­e­vant to any­one research­ing in the areas of edu­ca­tion, edu­ca­tion­al admin­is­tra­tion, edu­ca­tion­al psy­chol­o­gy, edu­ca­tion­al soci­ol­o­gy and relat­ed dis­ci­plines and also for par­ents, teach­ers and their organ­i­sa­tions. ERNAPE is an inde­pen­dent body, not tied to any polit­i­cal, reli­gious or oth­er ide­o­log­i­cal groups.

The first con­fer­ence was held in Copen­hagen in 1996, and in 2015 we cel­e­brate the 10th ERNAPE con­fer­ence.

The Inter­na­tion­al Jour­nal about Par­ents in Edu­ca­tion (IJPE) is the offi­cial jour­nal of Euro­pean Research Net­work about par­ents in Edu­ca­tion (ERNAPE). IJPE strives to pro­mote aware­ness and under­stand­ing of issues affect­ing school-par­ents rela­tion­ships and parental involve­ment in edu­ca­tion­al con­texts. The pub­li­ca­tions of IJPE con­tain peer-reviewed arti­cles on sev­er­al top­ics with­in the gen­er­al field of “Par­ents in Edu­ca­tion”. The term “par­ents in edu­ca­tion” is intend­ed to include both the rela­tion­ship of par­ents to school sys­tems and the con­tri­bu­tions which par­ents and fam­i­lies make to their child’s learn­ing out­side school. The arti­cles con­tained in Inter­na­tion­al Jour­nal About Par­ents in Edu­ca­tion fol­low the style and for­mats of pro­fes­sion­al sci­en­tif­ic jour­nal.



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