Role of school leadership in enhancing home-school relationships in a community school in Karachi, Pakistan
Date of Award
Master of Education (M. Ed.)
Institute for Educational Development, Karachi
The school leadership (principal, head teacher) plays a key role in the overall development of the school. Hence, strengthening home-school relationship (HSR) is also one of the major responsibilities of the school leaders. In order to explore how this role is played, the study was conducted to find out the answer of the question, what is the role of school leadership in enhancing home-school relationships in the school?' The research was conducted in the qualitative paradigm using a case study method at a community school in Karachi, Pakistan. In order to enhance home-school relationship, the practices carried out in the school are: parent-teacher meetings, individual meetings with parents, and general meetings with parents. Moreover, parents and teachers seem to be enthusiastic in sharing school matters in their informal interactions even in community gatherings. Beside these practices, school leadership takes many other initiatives. For example, it has started to share students' achievements with parents instead of always calling them to discuss issues. In addition, Headmaster and Section Heads have developed a web' by providing their mobile numbers to all the parents and responding to them whenever they call. The main conclusion of the study could be that school leadership has a vital role in the enhancement of home-school relationship, and it has created ways for the other stakeholders to play their roles in a friendly atmosphere. Parents and teachers realize their roles in relation to the development of the children, not only academically but also socially and morally.
Baig, S. (2007). Role of school leadership in enhancing home-school relationships in a community school in Karachi, Pakistan (Unpublished master's dissertation). Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.