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WHAT IS PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN EDUCATION AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Family involvement in education can take place in several ways. Some parents have time to get involved by volunteering in school activities such as tutoring in the classroom, taking place in school trips, and helping in the libraries. Some parents only have time at home to assist their children with their homework and reading. Whatever your level of involvement is, even asking your kid ? how did today? s math test go?? makes you involved with your child? education and will make a s difference as long as you continue doing it regularly. According to researchers, parental involvement not only improves a child? s morale, attitudes, and academic achievement across all subject areas, but it also promotes better behavior and social adjustment. In all these ways, family involvement in education helps children to grow up to be productive, responsible members of the society. Parents' involvement in education either in school or at home, will create a partnership between school and parents. The resulting partnerships between parents and teachers will develop effective communication from home-to-school and school-to-home. Through communication, parents and teachers will share information and resources regarding the students. Together these efforts will connect families and schools to help children succeed in school and in their future.

THE BENEFITS OF PARENTS?AND FAMILIES?INVOLVEMENT IN EDUCATION Studies show that when parents take an active part in their children? education, s everybody benefits: Children Benefit: Parental involvement translates into improved student performance in school. The research shows that such children are less likely to miss school, that they receive higher grades, and in general perform better on tests. Increased parental involvement means that we can look forward to higher graduation rates and increased enrolment in post-secondary institutions. Greater parent-child interaction strongly impacts on a child? behavior; these students s have a better attitude towards school, and this fosters stronger ties between the family and the school. Schools Benefit: A renewed relationship between the school and the family can only promote teacher morale. Teachers benefit from an enriched learning

they often undertake to advance their own s education by enrolling in continuing education courses. develop an expanded appreciation of the school and its teachers. take more of an active interest in the school? well-being and are likely to show this support through increased s attendance at parent-teacher conferences. students exhibit more positive attitudes and behavior. and a stronger commitment to volunteer activities at the school. Parents.environment filled with active.it's an integral component of student achievement and school reform. Parents Benefit: Parents can not only help the school to educate their children. parent involvement activities must be well planned. and a more profound sense of their own significance in their children? lives. They will understand their children s better as learners and themselves as parents. parenting workshops. inclusive. . but can receive from the school a number of ideas about how to help their children. in turn. meanwhile. This can only result in a renewed confidence in their children? education. They will have a better understanding of the s current educational program as well as how the school works. Schools that include the parents more often. As parents and teachers come to know each other better. studies show that when parents participate more in their children? education. in terms of the students? own self-esteem. and are more sensitive to the important issues that teachers raise. to have long-lasting gains for students. Parents. The payoff. furthermore. Finally. develop higher expectations of themselves. ethnic/racial background. find that their students are motivated by the parents? involvement and work harder at improving their learning skills. Decades of research studies on the effect of meaningful parent involvement programs in schools have found that • • • when parents are involved. Parent involvement isn't a luxury -. They can become more self-assured and acquire a deeper sense of satisfaction with respect to their children? education. students achieve more. They will come to have higher expectations of the children and the children will. Parent and child alike are students. They will discover that they are the most important factor in determining their children? success at school. The parent as teacher becomes the parent as learner. when parents are involved. regardless of socioeconomic status. the teachers will develop a more heightened opinion of the families with whom they interact. and even themselves as s parents. s Parents will benefit from an increased closeness with their children. the family unites through education. interested students. is incalculable. or the parents' education level. and comprehensive.

Animations. The North Central Regional Education Laboratory also states that schools with parental involvement have better reputations in the areas. children have higher test scores and better attendance. volunteering to organize events with the Parent Teacher Association. There are many different opportunities for parents to get involved in schools. when they are treated as partners and given relevant information by people with whom they are comfortable. According to the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. Children also tend to have better attitudes about school and better comprehension of their homework when parents are involved in the schools. Parental involvement in schools is beneficial for many reasons. Puzzle www. Parents can also be involved behind the scenes in schools. Class 1 to Class 12 Free NCERT Solutions. or reading books to the class a few days a week. when parents are involved in schools. who are sometimes overwhelmed with work. Test Papers. or help run fundraisers for the school. . educators. Schools generally have higher student achievement. Lessons. but it is not a substitute for high-quality education programs or comprehensive school improvement. effective programs are led by a team of administrators. parents put into practice the involvement strategies they already know are effective but have been hesitant to contribute. which makes them look better for funding purposes.• • • • • • children from diverse cultural backgrounds tend to do better when parents and professionals collaborate to bridge the gap between the culture at home and the learning institution. PTA. Benefits for Children Many of the benefits of parental involvement in schools relate directly to the children that the parents volunteer with. such as teaching physical activity. Videos. watching the kids at lunchtime and on breaks. They also tend to have higher ratings by the parents when parents are involved. school programs that involve parents outperform identical programs without parent and family involvement. and parents and have access to financial resources. This may be related to the fact that parental involvement takes some pressure off teachers. collaboration with families is an essential component of a reform strategy. schools that work well with families have better teacher morale and higher ratings of teachers by parents. the school and school district also benefit.com Sponsored Links School Benefits Whether parents are involved in classrooms or indirectly with the school in fundraisers or other activities.MeritNation.

even if only for an hour a week. She can then purchase a book about multiplication and practice with her daughter at night. according to the website Education. Read more: http://www.com states that parents also get a better idea of how to help boost their child's learning. outside of the classroom when the volunteer in schools.com.com/article/142517-what-are-benefits-parentinvolvement-schools/#ixzz275hokMtG . Benefits to Parents Parents that spend time helping out in classrooms generally feel better about their children's education as they can see what kind of a classroom experience their child is getting. Teachers also have better communication with the parents about their children and a better understanding of all the different ethnic and cultural backgrounds that make up her classroom. a parent may see that her child's class is learning multiplication. For example. Teachers may also get a relief from the stresses of having to supervise 30 children or more at once. she is likely to be a better teacher to the children. If the teacher is less stressed out.Teacher Benefits When parents are involved in their children's schools.livestrong. the teachers receive greater respect as parents realize how difficult the job is. Education.