Year 2020, Volume 13 , Issue 3, Pages 456 - 473 2020-07-21

Parental Participation in Children’s Education: Experiences of Parents and Teachers in Ghana
Çocukların Eğitiminde Aile Katılımı: Gana’daki Ebeveynlerin ve Öğretmenlerin Deneyimleri

Jamal APPİAH-KUBİ [1] , Emmanuel AMOAKO [2]


The engenderment of children’s education requires the interplay of several factors with parental involvement as a key ingredient in the educational experience. However, some parents’ participation in their children’s education has been found to be low in both rural and urban communities alike. This has led to the loss of the positive effects attributed to parent’s participation in their children’s education. A qualitative research was therefore conducted with parents of pupils in the University of Ghana Basic School as well as the teachers of primary classes four, five and six, to interrogate factors that motivate and inhibit parents’ participation in children’s education. Participants were purposively sampled due to their experience and knowledge in issues related to parents’ participation and non-participation in their children’s education. Findings revealed that parents’ belief that their participation in their children’s education is part of the training they are supposed to give them has motivated them to participate. Barriers to parental participation in their children’s education include the high cost of living which keeps parents preoccupied with economic ventures, and low self-esteem due to some parents’ illiteracy which makes them feel they cannot offer much besides paying their children’s school fees. 

Çocukların eğitiminin sağlanması, eğitimsel deneyimde temel içeriklerden birisi olarak aile katılımıyla bazı etmenlerin birbiriyle etkileşimini gerektirmektedir. Öte yandan bazı ebeveynlerin çocuklarının eğitimine katılımları hem kırsal hem kentsel topluluklarda benzer olarak düşük bulunmuştur. Bu, ebeveynlerin çocuklarının eğitimine katılına atfedilen olumlu etkilerin katılımına yol açmaktadır. Bu yüzden Gana Üniversitesi Temel Okulu’ndaki çocukların ebeveynleri ve ilkokul dört, beş ve altıncı sınıf öğretmenleriyle çocukların eğitiminde aile katılımını motive eden ve kısıtlayan etmenler üzerinde tahkik etmek için nitel araştırma yürütülmüştür. Katılımcılar çocukların eğitiminde katılım sağlama ya da katılım sağlamama durumlarıyla alakalı bilgi ve deneyimlerine göre amaca göre seçilmiştir. Bulgular velilerin çocuklarının eğitimlerine katılımlarını onlara vermeleri beklenen bir eğitimin parçası olarak görme düşüncesi onların katılımını motive ettiğini gösterdi. Ebeveynlerin çocuklarının eğitimine katılımının önündeki engeller, ekonomik sebepler dolayısıyla onları meşgul eden yüksek yaşam maliyetleri ve bazı ebeveynlerin onları sadece çocuklarının eğitim masraflarından fazlasını yapamayacağını düşündüren bilgisizlik dolayısıyla yaşanan düşük öz güvendir. 

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Primary Language en
Subjects Education and Educational Research
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-8048-7458
Author: Jamal APPİAH-KUBİ (Primary Author)
Institution: ANKARA YILDIRIM BEYAZIT UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Author: Emmanuel AMOAKO
Institution: Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis,
Country: United States


Dates

Publication Date : July 21, 2020

Bibtex @research article { akukeg634484, journal = {Journal of Theoretical Educational Science}, issn = {1308-1659}, eissn = {1308-1659}, address = {Eğitim Fakültesi, Eğitim 1 Binası, ANS Kampusu, 03200 / Afyonkarahisar}, publisher = {Afyon Kocatepe University}, year = {2020}, volume = {13}, pages = {456 - 473}, doi = {}, title = {Parental Participation in Children’s Education: Experiences of Parents and Teachers in Ghana}, key = {cite}, author = {Appi̇ah-kubi̇, Jamal and Amoako, Emmanuel} }
APA Appi̇ah-kubi̇, J , Amoako, E . (2020). Parental Participation in Children’s Education: Experiences of Parents and Teachers in Ghana . Journal of Theoretical Educational Science , 13 (3) , 456-473 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/akukeg/issue/54987/634484
MLA Appi̇ah-kubi̇, J , Amoako, E . "Parental Participation in Children’s Education: Experiences of Parents and Teachers in Ghana" . Journal of Theoretical Educational Science 13 (2020 ): 456-473 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/akukeg/issue/54987/634484>
Chicago Appi̇ah-kubi̇, J , Amoako, E . "Parental Participation in Children’s Education: Experiences of Parents and Teachers in Ghana". Journal of Theoretical Educational Science 13 (2020 ): 456-473
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AMA Appi̇ah-kubi̇ J , Amoako E . Parental Participation in Children’s Education: Experiences of Parents and Teachers in Ghana. Journal of Theoretical Educational Science. 2020; 13(3): 456-473.
Vancouver Appi̇ah-kubi̇ J , Amoako E . Parental Participation in Children’s Education: Experiences of Parents and Teachers in Ghana. Journal of Theoretical Educational Science. 2020; 13(3): 456-473.