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Title:Types of parent involvement in schools in the Omusati education region of Namibia
Authors:Jekonia, Josephine
M÷wes, Andrew
Periodical:Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN 2026-7215)
Geographic term:Namibia
Subjects:secondary education
Abstract:This article investigates the involvement of parents in the secondary school education of their children. Data were collected using a questionnaire which was administered to a systematic sample of 156 parents of learners in grades eight to ten from a random sample of 10 combined and junior secondary schools. The study revealed that parents are involved in activities such as feeding and dressing the children for school, attending parent-teacher meetings, discussing school matters, voting in school board elections, helping children with homework, ensuring that children behave well both at home and at school, providing a quiet place for homework, and teaching children the alphabet. Parents were less frequently involved in activities such as attending parents' evenings, helping with special groups such as sports and drama, limiting TV viewing, helping the school to set challenging academic grades, discussing the child's progress, and checking homework every night. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]