The Role Of Parental Involvement On Education Essay

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CHAPTER ONE
1.1 INTRODUCTION
Parental involvement in a child’s academic activities is believed to have an impact on a child’s academic achievement within Awendo Sub-Division, Migori County. Considering the fact that education is essential for the development of a society; it is important to look into factors that affect the achievement of a child directly and indirectly. It is a fact that with a higher population of educated individuals within a society, the more civilized and disciple the society can be. The family plays an important role as the first institution of education that models a child to be productive member of the society (Piner, 2008).
“In this complex world, it takes more than a good school to educate children. And it takes more than a good home. It takes these two major educational institutions working together.” These are the words of a renowned scholar and author Dorothy Rich which reflects the view of most people in relation to parental involvement on education. It is a general agreement from the researchers that familial factors constellation exert significant influence on the education and the aspiration of the pupils (Garg et al., 2002; Garg, Melanson & Levin, 2007). According to Dervarics and O’Brien (2011), the involvement of a parent on the child’s education can make a difference on how the child acquires knowledge. A majority of scholars have also come to conclude that engaging families, especially the parents, in their children’s education is an
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