Education has a vital role in the sustainable economic prosperity of any nation. However, this prosperity is dependent upon the academic success of the students, where academic success means the ability of the students to apply the skills and knowledge learnt at school. Academicians and education researchers have long been researching the ways and factors affecting the academic achievement. Since majority of school students spend most of their time at home with their parents and family, therefore parents and family may have a significant role in the academic achievement of school students.
Research Paper: Impact of parental involvement on students’ academic achievement
Research Proposal: Parental Involvement | 8 pages, 15 sources, Words:
However, there is a lack of research in Chile, as well as in Latin American countries in general, leaving a gap in the literature about the generalization of findings outside developed and industrialized countries, where most of the research has been done. Cluster analysis results from a sample of parents or guardians whose children attended second and third grades in 16 public elementary schools in Chile suggested the existence of three different profiles of parental involvement high, medium, and low considering different forms of parental involvement at home, at school and through the invitations made by the children, the teachers, and the school. Findings are in line with international research evidence, suggesting the need to focus on this variable too in Latin American contexts. Family involvement has also been found to be associated with positive school attachment on the part of children Alcalay et al. Research has also evidenced that programs focused on increasing parental involvement in education have positive impacts on children, families, and school communities Jeynes, ; Catalano and Catalano, Parent-school partnership allows for the conceptualization of roles and relationships and the impact on the development of children in a broader way Christenson and Reschly,
Parent's Involvement in Childrens' Schools.
Students who have concerned and involved parents tend to get better grades. When a parent asks questions about homework and assignments, supervises to make sure that they get done, and even helps with homework, it is more likely that assignments will be completed and handed in on time. Another factor in grades is attendance. With a low attendance rate, assignments will be missed, and the student will get behind in content as well.