The Typologies of Parental Involvement in Katsina State Primary Schools

Ahmed Tijjani Ibrahim, Hazri Bin Jamil, Annah Christina Abdullah

Abstract


The purpose of this case study is to investigate parental involvement in the schooling process of their children through the six typologies of Parental involvement within the two selected primary schools in Katsina state of Nigeria. The study used qualitative case study method, students, parents, and teachers, of the two selected primary schools in Katsina state were interviewed. In addition to the interviews, observations were conducted; school documents were used as instruments for data collection. The study shows that parent involved in the schooling process of their children through six typologies of parental involvement. The result also indicated that parents in SA use all thesix typologies to get involve while SB uses parenting & decision making more than the rest. The finding also indicated that there is a low level of meaningful contact between school, parents and community members within School B. Apathy exists on the side of parents, low ex­pectations on the side of School teachers, and there is no organisational structure to facilitate parental involvement in the school. The students whose parents were involved in their schooling process achieved more academic success at school than students whose parents were less involved. The study contributed to the body of knowledge by adding insightful information to the knowledge base surrounding the Implementation of the Eptein’s (1998) Typologies of parental involvement for facilitating academic success in Kasina State, Nigeria.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijld.v2i4.2073

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