The Factors Which Contribute or Limit Parent Involvement in Schooling

Mehmet Akif Erdener

Abstract


Parent involvement is a significant factor in schooling process.  Epstein et al. (2009) stated that home, and school partnership directly and indirectly affect child growth and development. There are many factors which support or restrict parent involvement in schooling. This study explored positive and negative factors about parent involvement via a qualitative research method in three regions of rural area, the city of Konya.  A total number of 578 parents responded open-ended questions to see their perspectives.  Low income level was the highest problem that limited parent involvement for families.  Additionally, parent education level, teachers’ and principals’ attitudes, education policies, school activities, PTOs, etc. were effective factors about parent involvement in schooling.    


Keywords


Parent involvement, parents’ perceptions about schooling, family income, parent education level, teacher behavior

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