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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Teachers and Parents' Needs for Parental Involvement in Elementary Education

Azizah, Sofendi, Rita B. Ruscoe, Yosef, Sri Sumarni

Abstract: The objective of the study was to explore teachers and parents needs for parental involvement in elementary education. 36 teachers and 144 teachers of elementary schools were involved as respondents. Data for the purpose of answering the research questions were obtained through administering questioners to teachers and parents. In addition, selected teachers and parents were interviewed to obtain the context of determining parental involvement. Researchers analyzed the data by comparing score variance using t test and describing teachers and parents perspective on the context of determining parental involvement. The findings showed that teachers and parents have relatively similar needs for parental involvement across types parenting, communication, learning at home, volunteering, decision making, and collaboration. It suggests that elementary schools should establish programmatic effort across types of parental involvement based on the needs assessment. Required supports system from the education authorities such as government in district level and province level. The support system is addressed to training program for teachers and parents

Keywords: elementary education - parental involvement - teachers and parents



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