PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRE- SCHOOL CHILDREN

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRE- SCHOOL CHILDREN

ABSTRACT

Parents of pre-school children are often face unique challenges that hinder them from meeting the learners’ needs. These includes: insufficient time, job type, home rules, level of education, order of priority, set home environment, opinion to voluntary work at school, time taken to respond to school parents meeting conference, sports, academic clinic day and discussing the academic progress of the child. If the above needs are not attended to, the child may not perform well because of inadequate parental support. The purpose of the study was to investigate parental involvement and academic performance of the pre-school children in Ikere Local Government area of Ekiti State. The study addressed the following specific objectives: To find out whether home environment had an influence on academic performance of pre-school learners, establish whether the parent-school communication had an influence on academic performance of pre-school learners, investigate whether parents’ participants in educational performance of pre-school have an influence an academic performance of preschool learners.

The study established, that parental involvement in school activities influences the academic performance of pre-school, that the frequency of engagement in the various pre-school activities is different for each parent, that the parent of the pre-school children assist their child to develop good behavior and assist their children to boost their academic performance in school, that most of the parents encouraged their children to work hard.

          Following the findings, it was recommended that parents need to be sensitized on the importance of getting involved in school activities, parents need to assist the teacher by ensuring follow up of school work at home through home tutoring, parents should not leave the burden of discipline their children to the teacher, parents should always arrange for appropriate study and space for their children, parents should communicate regularly with their children’s teachers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENT

TITLE                                                                                     PAGE

Title Page                                                                                       i

Certification                                                                                            ii

Dedication                                                                                    iii

Acknowledgement                                                                                   iv

Abstract                                                                                       vi

Table of Content

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background of the study                                                                 1

Statement of the problem                                                                2

Purpose of the study                                                                     5

Specific objectives                                                                         5

Research questions                                                                         5

Significance of study                                                                        6

Scope of the study                                                                           6

Definition of terms                                                                        7

 

 

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Introduction                                                                                   9

Parental involvement in pre-schools’ academic performance            9

Home environment and pre-school learning                                   15

Parents’ participation in educational activities at home                   19

Parents’ participation in educational activities at school                   23

Parent school communication                                                        25

Summary of the literature review                                                   30

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Introduction                                                                                  34

Research Design                                                                             34

Population of the study                                                                   34

Sample and sampling procedures                                                     35

Research instrument                                                                       36

Procedures of data collection                                                          36

Data analysis                                                                                   36

CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION OF RESULT

Research question 1                                                                       37

Research question 2                                                                         40

Research question 3                                                                         42

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUTION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Introduction                                                                                       43

Summary                                                                                            43

Findings                                                                                             44

Recommendation                                                                               44

References                                                                                          46

Appendix                                                                                            49

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