Parent Involvement Development

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Parental Involvement and Children’s Learning and Development Introduction In Hong Kong, many children enter school at the age as early as two years old, at this young age; school often encouraged strong parental involvement in kindergarten setting, as having good relationships with parents can help to strengthened in a child’s learning and development (Coleman & Hoffer 1987). According to Gould, (1999), “The research all shows, they say, that children do better in school when their parents are involved.” Parent involvement is an important aspect of the interaction between the home and the school environments that may leads to increase or decrease in a child’s learning. A child’s learning can include attitude, academic achievement, social skills,…show more content…
Parent involvement has been measured in multiple ways, including activities that parents engage in at home and at school and positive attitudes parents have towards their child's education, school, and teacher (Epstein, 1996; Grolnick & Slowiaczek, 1994; Kohl, Lengua, & McMahon, 2000). It is consistently found to be positively associated with a child’s academic performance and greater social and emotional skills. (Hara & Burke, 1998; Hill & Craft, 2003; Marcon, 1999; Stevenson & Baker,…show more content…
These appear to be some factors, but yet not the main factors which affected the most in children’s learning and development. As parental involvement includes partnership between parents and teachers, by exploring the differences and similarities in perceptions and attitudes, a better partnerships can be made. (Greenwood & Hickman, 1991; Sprinthall, Reiman & Thies-Sprinthall, 1996). When parents are more involved at school or the teachers are more known about the child’s behavioural at home, children do better in school and they begin to develop more confidence in the school. One of the goals defined by the National Education Goals Panel is: “Every school will promote partnerships that will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting the social, emotional, academic growth of children” (U.S. Department of Education, 1994). The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is a relationship exists between parental involvement and children’s learning and development at a kindergarten

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