Parents Involvement In Schools

903 Words4 Pages
According to G. Olsen and M.L. Fuller, researchers have evidence for the positive effects of parent involvement on children, families, and school when schools and parents continuously support and encourage the children's learning and development (Eccles & Harold, 1993; Illinois State Board of Education, 1993). According to Henderson and Berla (1994), "the most accurate predictor of a student's achievement in school is not income or social status but the extent to which that student's family is able to:
1. Create a home environment that encourages learning Express high (but not unrealistic) expectations for their children's achievement and future careers.
2. Become involved in their children's education at school and in the community (p. 160)
…show more content…
Teachers and principals often earn greater respect for their profession from the parents. Consistent parent involvement leads to improved communication and relations between parents, teachers, and administrators. Teachers and principals acquire a better understanding of families' cultures and diversity, and they form deeper respect for parents' abilities and time. Teachers and principals report an increase in job satisfaction. Benefits for the School Schools that actively involve parents and the community tend to establish better reputations in the community. Schools also experience better community support. School programs that encourage and involve parents usually do better and have higher quality programs than programs that do not involve…show more content…
It produces more robots, mechanical work force rather than thinking human beings.
In a bid to receive high grades, there are many ambitious students who choose tasks that are much below their capacity. This in turn reduces their chances of learning more and sharpening their skills. When it comes to gaining knowledge, instead of how much you have learnedt, it is important to know how better you have understood it so that when it comes to practical applications, the same knowledge can be used effectively. But gradation system creates a division between the higher grade students and lower grade students due to which unknowingly an attitude of superiority or inferiority gets developed in them.
The students with low grades feel that they are not on the right track and are losers whereas those who receive high grades feel that they are going to be super successful. Once such grade-oriented thinking starts seeping in the minds of the students, they feel motivated only to get high grades and not to learn and explore more or to develop something new from what they have learned.
Open Document