Parental involvement in children's academic learning at home
Date of Award
Master of Education (M. Ed.)
Institute for Educational Development, Karachi
This study explores parental support of children's academic learning at home, especially in small community based schools. The study was conducted in a suburban school in Karachi with an migrant community from the Northern Areas of Pakistan and Chitral. The study used a qualitative research design including interviews and observations. Findings suggest four umbrella themes surrounding the question of parental involvement in children's academic learning at home: the ways of support; the effects of parental help; the problems parents and teachers encounter in connection with such support; and parents' motivation to help children. A literature review was conducted and findings, in many cases, verify common concerns stated in the literature. The study discusses the implications of the findings for communities of the Northern Areas of Pakistan and Chitral
Khan, H. (1998). Parental involvement in children's academic learning at home (Unpublished master's dissertation). Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.