Parental Involvement in Elementary School
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The purpose of this paper is to explore the reasons behind the sudden and alarming lack of parental involvement in school activities and classroom presence and to determine how effective active parental involvement is in improving the academic success of a child. The paper includes a handbook of strategies and ideas for kindergarten and elementary school teachers to use towards increasing parental participation at their schools.
From the Paper:"Throughout many schools today, many teachers and other school administrators complain about the lack of parental involvement concerning their children today. Teachers wonder why
parents aren't more excited about participating in school activities and functions, especially when this involvement directly benefits their children. Unfortunately, this has been a sad trend in America for a number of years now and the problem shows no signs of abating. While teachers may understand this, many parents simply do not fully comprehend the importance of their involvement as it relates to the success of their children in school. Many parents seem to consider school to simply be an extension of daycare. Parents may hold the teacher responsible for the success or failure of their child in school. At the heart of this matter is whether children are able to better focus on education when their parents are involved and concerned with their schooling. The traditional role of the parent as the consistent teacher of a child has been marginalized in modern times and the lack of involvement is often the contemporary norm."
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