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ERIC Number: EJ841754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Parental Participation in Pupils' Homework in Kenya: In Search of an Inclusive Policy
Ogoye-Ndegwa, Charles; Mengich, William Saisi; Abidha, Ombech
International Education Journal, v8 n1 p118-126 Apr 2007
Homework is assigned on the assumption that parents or other elder members have the capacity to assist the pupils and that home environment is conducive for the pupil to do homework. A cross-sectional survey using structured and semi-structured interviews was conducted among pupils and parents in Kengeleni division in Mombasa district to explore socio-cultural and economic factors that influence parental participation in pupils' homework and, consequently, propose recommendations for homework policy formulation. The results show that although parental willingness to be involved in pupils' homework is high, this involvement is hampered by many socio-economic factors, including illiteracy and low income. On many occasions, homework is not only incomplete, but also not done, and the pupils are consequently punished for this. In the absence of clear, written policy on homework, there is a poor fit of inclusion of homework as the unwritten part of the curriculum. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya