Participation of Parents in a Project of Curricular Modification in Educational Institutions in Bucaramanga, Colombia: an Actor Who Needs to Become Visible

Beltrán Villamizar, Yolima Ivonne; Torrado Duarte, Omar Elías; Vargas Beltrán, Carlos Guillermo
March 2013
International Proceedings of Economics Development & Research;2013, Vol. 60, p173
Academic Journal
The purpose of this article is to describe parents' participation in the Program of Sex Education and Construction of Citizenship, PESCC (Spanish acronym for Programa de Educación para la Sexualidad y Construcción de Ciudadanía) in Colombia, South America. This program involves the educational community in the institutional transformation with a human rights approach. This document includes guidelines for international educational policies related to the participation of parents in the Educational Institutions (EI's) and different theoretical positions about parental involvement in the transformation of education and the EI's where their children are enrolled;the policies, laws and regulations established in the Colombian educational system that take into account the participation of parents and the program of sex education and citizenship. Additionally it reports the methodological design used, which was action-research, and it shows the results of the study, which analyzes the level of parental involvement in the development of PESCC. Finally some conclusions are drawn about the importance and the need of parental involvement in the curriculum for improving the quality of education.


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