Parental Involvement In School

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One of the factors that can affect the student’s performance in school is the involvement of parents. Parental Involvement alludes to the level of participation of parents to their child’s school and personal life. (Ireland, 2014) In school, it is typically gauged by the attendance at meetings, presence at events and offering a hand to councils. (Child Trends, 2013) There are some factors that can affect the parental involvement. Socio-political factors include negative experiences and socio economic background of parents. Parents that have a higher educational attainment are more likely to be involved and conversely, parent’s with a low educational profile has less involvement because they are not confident enough to contact school personnel…show more content…
There is a link between parental involvement and behavior of children, attendance and attitude. This involvement showcases how the parents care for their child’s education and can make the child value the significance of education and apprehend its purpose. It also nurtures a support system for the kids, which is crucial specifically when children encounter hardships and problem in their academics, friendship or extracurricular activities. It also signifies that parents have knowledge about the direction of the child’s path and be able to partake it with him/her. (Sivertsen,…show more content…
Some parents are involved too much that it distract their child and the people around the child. Loud parents can put the teacher in awkward situation as they complain about the problem the child is facing. Stepping in too much to the situations that the child should manage can be a result of over involvement. Also, not all teachers are comfortable with a parent inside a classroom and other students may exhibit behavioral problems or lack of concentration. Meanwhile, if they are unable to participate, some parents can also feel out of loop as their schedules don’t match with the schedule of the meetings. (Gunt, n.d) But according to Robinson, K. & Harris, A. (2014), there is no relation between parental involvement and academic performance. They do not actually increase the achievement of the student and to some extent involvement actually becomes a hindrance. There was no increment in the child’s scores and parents are ineffective and are actually making the performance worse when they get involve in homework. The positive impact of parental involvement was negated and there were actually more involvement in lower academic
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