Parental Involvement in Elementary School
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This paper discusses that parental intervention in a child's education is important, irrespective of the parents' qualifications or financial status. The paper states that parental intervention in a child's education promotes growth of students and can be promoted by designing programs. The paper recommends that elementary school authorities should review the requirements of students in consultation with their parents and that parents should feel comfortable to communicate with the teachers. The paper concludes that parental involvement in elementary schools can be achieved only if it is legally mandatory and that governments should institute policies that call for equal participation of parents, teachers and elementary school authorities.
From the Paper:"Parental intervention in a child's education is important irrespective of the parent's qualification or financial status. Parental involvement promotes academic, emotional and social growth of students. It is beyond doubt that a child who dedicates more time for homework will perform well at school. A well completed homework enables a student to learn systematically. It will also reflect in the character of the child. Involvement in a child's home work enable parents to keep in pace with the lessons at school and know more about the performance of a child. This will also help them to communicate with their teacher in the case of poor performance or absence on a day. Other than homework, parents can teach children to spend their leisure time in a fruitful manner. They can advice children to engage in reading rather than spend time to watch television. Parental involvement in children's studies gives room for conversation. Parents can indulge in positive conversation by giving advice on good behavior and values which will evolve good character in a child. Parents can instill interest in a child's learning. Involvement of family in a child's learning thus influences the child's character and ability throughout life. The success of parent assisted children will be one step ahead of those who are deprived of it."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Funkhouser, Janie. (1999) "Family Involvement in Children's Education: Successful Local Approaches" DIANE Publishing
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- Paulu, Nancy. (1996) "Helping Your Child with Homework: For Parents of Elementary & Junior high school-aged children" DIANE Publishing.
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