This article contains an analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data about the perception of both parents and school personnel on parents’ participation at different levels of school activities. Findings indicated that most of the school personnel demonstrated unwelcome attitudes towards parent involvement and parents themselves did not like to become school managers either. Both of them expressed the intention of separate responsibilities in school management. It is recommended that schools should develop a schoolbased strategy to promote home-school cooperation. Besides, there is a need to establish parent schools to educate parents in their rights and responsibilities in participating in school education. Copyright © 1999 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.