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ERIC Number: EJ945994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
The State and Level of Involvement among Jordanian Kindergarten Parents and Its Relationship to Teachers' Efforts of Outreach
Fayez, Merfat; Sabah, Saed A.; Rudwan, Enaam Abu
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v12 n3 p241-251 2011
This study explored both the school- and home-based involvement practices of parents of children attending kindergarten in the city of Zarqa, Jordan. The study also examined the effect of some selected parental demographic variables (i.e. socioeconomic levels and levels of education) on parent involvement and the relationship between kindergarten parental involvement practices and parents' perceptions of teachers' efforts of outreach. Data were collected from 310 kindergarten parents using a 33-item questionnaire. Results of the study revealed that kindergarten parents involve themselves in different ways and assume different roles in their children's education at home and school. In general, parents were more participatory in home than in the school. Furthermore, there were no significant effects of parents' socioeconomic levels and levels of education on their home and school involvement practices. On the other hand, the results indicated a weak but significant relationship between parents' perceptions of teachers' efforts of outreach and both their home and school-based involvement practices. Different suggestions and recommendations for enhancing the involvement of kindergarten parents were addressed and presented based on the findings of this study. (Contains 1 note and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan