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dc.contributor.author Hamutenya, Petrina N.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-10T09:53:58Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-10T09:53:58Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1279
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment for the Requirement for the Degree of Master of Education en_US
dc.description.abstract The main purpose of this study was to establish the extent to which parents in the Ohangwena Region are involved in the learning processes of their children. The target population was parents, grade ten teachers and learners in the Ohangwena Region. ECS was randomly selected. Seven grade ten teachers and ten parents whose children were doing grade ten at ECS in 2011 were selected as respondents for this study. Learners were randomly selected. This study used both qualitative and quantitative methods of collecting data. Two questionnaires were administered to 50 grade 10 learners and seven teachers who taught grade ten at ECS; and ten parents whose children did grade 10 were interviewed. The focus was on learners and teachers‟ expectations of parents: i.e. issues that prevented parents from being involved in education and methods to be used to actively involve parents in education. The findings revealed that all respondents were willing to enhance parents‟ participation, as they suggested what they expected parents to do to help children to learn. Findings also revealed that parents were not attending meetings / reminding children to study after school. Successful participation in education depends on the effective communication between home and school. Respondents also agreed parents to be motivated and provided with skills to support children to learn. Some of the issues that prevent parents‟ active involvement in education included: low self-esteem and alcohol abuse. The study recommended ECS organizes at least one parental meeting per term to build communication between home and school and provides parents with skills to help children with homework. The MoE should extend social workers to all schools to help teachers on how parents could supplement what children learn at school. It recommended also future research to be carried out to establish the extent to which parents are aware of their parental responsibilities in education. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Learning process en_US
dc.subject Parents' participation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Parent-teacher relationships, Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Parents, Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Parent and teenager, Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh School discipline, Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Home and school, Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Parent participation, Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Parent and child
dc.title A study to examine parents' participation in the learning process of their children: A case study of Eembaxu combined school in Ohangwena Region en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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