EducationResearchRead the sections on ‘researching schools’ and ‘researching parents’ on pages 168 to 171 and, working in pairs, answers these questions:

  1. School records are confidential. Suggest three types of school records that you would not be allowed to access. Why is this so?
  2. In order to access the views of parents, you decide to give out a questionnaire at a Parents Evening for Year 10. Would this give you a clear idea of all parents’ views? Explain your answer.
  3. Why might it be difficult to measure the extent of parental influence on pupils’ progress at school?
  4. In what way are school pupils a ‘captive population?’