2006．第21卷第1期（Vol. 21 No. 1）．pp. 131151
The Micro-politics of Home-school Collaboration: Power! Instruments! Partners!
This article reports a qualitative study on home-school partnership in three primary schools in which the method of interpretive approach and perspective of micro-politics were adopted. The study finds that, during the process of developing home-school partnership, three models of home-school relationships emerge. The first model is conceptualised as "parents as policy-followers". The second is "parents as instruments of school initiatives" and "parents as pseudo partners" is the third model. It is concluded that the notion of "parents as real partners" is a utopian vision at the present situation of educational development in Hong Kong.