Role of parents in improving the learning of their children in primary schools
Dr. AK Agnihotri
The purpose of this research was to study the role played by parents in improving the learning of their children in school work in primary schools. All heads, VEC/PTA members and teachers in schools are included in this study. This is particularly true with the community-managed education, which often promotes increased community ownership of schools. However, these expected parental contributions do not always materialise in homes, schools and communities. Research and experience demonstrates the haphazardness with which these roles are fulfilled and the inconsistency of parental engagement both in schools and the overall education process. The study revealed that there are many barriers to effective parental involvement in school activities such as lack of education by parents. The study recommends that heads of schools should always involve parents before making decisions that require the inputs from the parents. There should also be staff development workshops for teachers and parents where parental involvement in the education of their children would be the main topic. Today education of the children is joint efforts from parents, teachers and members of society.