Parental Involvement in Children’s Education
A discussion on the increasingly urgent need for parents to participate in their child’s education.
The paper shows that many parents today seem to have lost their ability to support the education of their children. It shows how many claim they lack the time, interest, and/or financial resources to get involved, but teachers can be trained to reverse this trend and encourage parental involvement.
`Schools need desperately to implement programs for parents that teach them how to get more involved in their child’s education. Research has unmistakably shown that student achievement improves as parental involvement increases (Kelly, 1994). By training teachers how to encourage parents to more actively participate in their children’s education, we are taking the first step towards creating a more positive attitude towards learning that could ultimately help teachers achieve their goals of providing a top quality education without unnecessary distractions such as excessive discipline.`