Collaboration with parents

Short summary

International and domestic assessments and research found evidence that our education system not only preserves but even aggravates familial, social and sociocultural differences and the resulting disadvantages. Besides numerous social and education policy factors, these disadvantages cannot be eliminated without a more in-depth understanding of the families and diversifying the ways in which their  children are involved in school life.

The need for improving collaboration between the family and the school, parents and teachers is increasingly compelling on the side of both parties.

The first and perhaps the most critical condition for creating a successful relationship is acceptance. Accepting each other’s competencies, in particular, the recognition of parental competencies is the cornerstone of a good relationship.

A principle closely interconnected with acceptance is mutual trust, the establishment of which primarily depends on the teacher. Earning the trust of parents in itself is the consequence of conscious relationship building.

Context of good practice


Our course is intended to explain the role of the relationship between family and school values in students’ education. In order to improve students’ effectiveness, it aims to create a new, “education partners” approach based on the revision of the current state of the relationship between the school, teachers, parents and the parent community, and to facilitate the creation and understand the forms of a modern, partnership-based relationship by explaining the methods and tools that are designed to foster cooperation.

Teachers participating in the course are given an opportunity to understand the tools and methods of self-reflection based self-development and parenting support for the continuous enhancement of partnership and cooperation.

Facilitating efficient cooperation between the two parties, we present such tried and tested methods, techniques, elements and good practices that rely on the parent/school partnership.

We also encourage the re-thinking and modification of own practices through small assignments posted on the forum. By sharing the solutions along with the ideas, questions or concerns raised, we encourage participants to think together.

Please remember that your reflections on others’ thoughts or comments should never imply any value judgment or criticism but should primarily serve, as a tool for joint, collaborative learning, problem solving.

Main characteristics of the challenge, description of the target group


The course is free of charge; the contents can be publicly viewed but participating in the forums requires registration. We trust that many of you have useful thoughts or original ideas on the topics that are worth sharing with each other.

For the registration, please send and email to, with “Registration – Collaboration with the parents” in the subject line. Registrations are approved on the next working day. The registration is free of charge and does not involve any obligation.

Should you encounter any technical problem, please indicate it by sending an email to

The course is not accredited, so we cannot issue a certificate. However, the content, scope and criteria system conforms to Government Decree No. 277/1997 (XII. 22.) on teachers’ further training and accordingly, pursuant to Section 5(3)d) of the Decree, Tempus Public Foundation is entitled to issue a certificate of attendance after 5 lessons, i.e. 5x45 minutes.

After completing the course and answering 80% of the questions of the End of Course Test correctly, you can obtain a certificate of attendance for up to 5 lessons, which can be offset against teachers’ further training requirement for every seven-year period set out by paragraph (1) of Section 5(3)d) of Government Decree No. 277/1997 (XII. 22.).

If you would like to get a certificate of attendance, please send an email to

If you get stuck somewhere in the process and would like to return to a specific item of the course, click on menu option Modules on the left side of the screen. This gives you access to a transparent list of the course’s contents.

If you need additional information or wish to educate yourself further on the topic, please indicate your intent by sending an email to

Wishing you success in your work,

Tempus Public Foundation and Partners Hungary Foundation


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Mária Zágon


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