Educators must understand how culture shapes children's development by recognizing cultural differences in families that are shaped by everything from a broad socio-cultural influence to unique family influences. Thus, knowing the values and characteristics of the family can provide insight on how to engage them in their children's school experience. All families can have a positive influence on their child’s learning. Solutions to Improving Parental Involvement: It is possible for schools to create cultures that promote relationships among teachers and family members that minimize the effects of social, economic, and ethnic class differences on family involvement in their children's learning at home and school. When families, schools, and communities work collaboratively it results in higher student achievement, also improve student behavior, attendance, and more positive school
Parent involvement in classroom is one of the major educational issues nowadays as the concern about maintaining academic standards and monitoring the quality of education is increasing. The educational system tries to provide children with the parental support vital to achieve success including adopting legislations such as Parent Involvement Laws, organizing events to enlighten and encourage parents to cooperate with schools and kindergartens. Still the outcome of the collaboration is highly debated, it is not clear whether parental involvement is a valuable source to increase student achievement or a threat to the authority of schools and a burden for teachers. So the purpose of this paper is to analyze the positive and negative effects
There are several reasons to give students a homeschooling education, students will focus more on the lessons, having more chances to practice on exams, also they will have plenty of time to spend with parents, and feel the responsible of importance of education. The more parents have free time for their kids, the more they will know how they are going in their knowledge levels. Some parents are turning to educate their children at home; because of the more ways of teaching. Parents choose how their children want to educate, which will have more free time. But there are only three ways the most used (Bergstrom, 2012).
Students would believe this since they may feel that their teachers may give them so much homework with such a little time period. Some might even have sports events of other school related things that may not give them much to any time to do their homework. As this does seem like a problem, teens should work this out with their teachers rather than going against what their teachers would want. In other cases, students also say that they feel the need to cheat because teachers and students have high expectations for them and want them to get good grades, putting too much pressure on them. “Well-intentioned parents who want their children to be successful in school can place so much pressure on the kids that they resort to cheating” (American federation of teachers).
Parental engagement will probably enhance the learners’ learning capacity. Once parents engage in the children’s study, they will get more understand about their children’s weakness ad strengths in their study. Parents may support their weakness at home and teach their children how to do better. Another is the teacher and parents may using the different method to teach the learners, but it is actually confusing the learners. It is better for teachers and parents to use the same method, so once the parents engage in the learners’ study, parents get the opportunity to communicate with the teacher to figure out the best method for the learners.
Student debts are one of the worse scenarios. But, a required course on personal finance like a foreign language class would “go a long way in preparing students for successful and responsible lives” (Almon 2). If schools help the future generations to manage their finances well, they will be able to make informed choices and take responsibility for their actions in the future. Yet, schools assume that students are already learning the personal finance management at home. The school system needs to consider that not every student have that parental support at home.
This implies that the student would be obliged to meet the expectations of the parents in the classes that he/she is enrolled in. Pérez-Peña affirms that emphasis on good grades contributes to cheating among middle school children since the learner’s goal would be to obtain good grades in their examinations and assignments instead of learning amidst the hard-hitting classroom competition (par. 4). However, the competitive pressure in the modern day classroom setting can be too much for a student to handle. It’s for this reason that the students might give in to the prospect of succeeding in the class by foregoing the price of academic integrity.
But It is difficult to achieve all things just rely on school. And the educators think that they can do more, better, and smooth in education while home school collaborate. Therefore, there needs parental involvement. And all educators value the parental involvement. Parental involvement refers to the participation of parents in their children’s education and school.
If this is not done the teacher will be unable to go on to new topics and this will thus affect the student’s performance. Based on a study conducted by Topor (2010), it was shown that an increase in parental involvement led to a significant increase in the academic performance of the students. Thus as educators, if the goal is to improve our students’ academic performance, we must get the parents involved. I have had students that have shown disruptive behaviour in my class and I called in their parents. The involvement of the parents, by simply speaking to their child caused a positive change in their attitude towards their work and their overall
Building relationships, setting expectations, motivating interest, and encouraging learning forces the student to develop a positive outlook on education. The effect that good teachers have on children at a young age can influence the academic success or failure of the student later on. A good teacher is explained as being an inspiration to their students while also building trusting relationships and instilling morals and values into these young children. It is assumed that elementary school teachers have little to no effect on how their students will succeed in high school and college. While parents are at work, students are left with their teachers to learn basic human skills and knowledge required for life.