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    Parental Involvement makes a difference in Early Childhood Education


    Carroll, Orla (2000) Parental Involvement makes a difference in Early Childhood Education. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    Abstract

    This study is mainly concerned with the need for and positive outcome of involving parents in their child’s education. I chose the area of disadvantaged children because of the wide variety o f literature on this subject. During my Sociology courses in Maynooth I studied the topic of education. The topic which 1 was most interested in, was that of the argument whether education can or cannot compensate for society. When I had to choose a topic for my study I felt that I would enjoy studying this further. Research carried out over the last three decades shows that children make better progress at school when their parents are actively involved in their education and schooling. The focus of this study is showing how important it is that parents show an interest in their child’s learning. Throughout the literature review I will discuss the ways in which parents are encouraged to participate in education. It is also concerned with identifying specific difficulties which discourage parents in becoming involved in their child’s education. Finally, the study will try to identify the specific ways which would ensure that more parents realise the importance and benefits of their interest and participation in education.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Keywords: Parental Involvement; Early Childhood Education;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 5332
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2014 08:52
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