Bridging communities through co-learning and participation in parenting programmes: a case from the families and schools together project

Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Bernadette Thomas

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Families and Schools Together (FAST) is an international evidence based parenting programme delivered within a community setting around school. This paper presents the preliminary findings from a formal evaluation of this pilot and reflects on what can be learned about how social work education and FAST can work together to bridge diversity and communities using a model of empowerment and conscientization in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPaulo Freire and Transformative Education
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Lives and Transforming Communities
EditorsAlethea Melling, Ruth Pilkington
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781137542496, 9781137542502
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2018


  • Freire
  • transformational education
  • parenting
  • social work education
  • children and families
  • schools

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