The purpose of this thesis is to study the connection between the level of parental involvement and the social well-being of pupils in the municipal primary and lower secondary school. Two schools located in Copenhagen, Østerbro, Heibergskolen and Strandvejsskolen have been cho-sen in order to contribute to the case study setting, which this thesis takes set in. The two schools are ranked contrastingly different in a national test, regarding the social well-being cli-mate at schools. The empirical data is composed of three interviews, the national test of social well-being and the socioeconomic map of Copenhagen.
The analysis takes set in the parental involvement initiatives, that both school boards have im-plemented in order to find, how these initiatives impact the social well-being. The theoretical foundation is based on the use of interdependencetheory, empowermenttheory and Arnsteins ladder of citizen participation.
The study concludes that a cooperation between the schools and a high level of parental in-volvement i.e. active parents, has an effect on the social well-being amongst pupils. However, other parameters, such as parents’ socioeconomic status, also have an impact on the well-being of pupils.
|Uddannelser||Politik og Administration, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|