The Role of Parents Involvement Towards Students Academic Performance Among Public Primary Schools in Tanzania : A Case of Selected Primary Schools In Ilala Municipality

Kayombo, Caroline (2017) The Role of Parents Involvement Towards Students Academic Performance Among Public Primary Schools in Tanzania : A Case of Selected Primary Schools In Ilala Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the role of parents’ involvement in educational processes and its effects on primary school pupils’ academic performance in Ilala municipality, in Dar es Salaam region. A sample of 120 purposively randomly selected respondents including primary school teachers, head teachers, parents and pupils. This study was intended to address three specific research objectives namely to; explore the school modalities through which parents are involved in supporting primary school children academic development; investigate the contribution of parents involvement in children academic performance in primary schools; and finally, to examine the difference in academic performance between primary school pupils who receive parental support from pupils who completely do not receive it. A Case study design was used to collect data from the respondents using questionnaires, interviews and documentary reviews that were administered to school committees’ chairpersons, parents and teachers and pupils. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used to tape respondents’ subjective views and simple percentages from the frequent responses for descriptive purposes. The SPSS 22.0 version was used for data analysis of simple for descriptive statistics and content analysis for qualitative data. The study indicated that there were several methods used in public schools to involve parents and guardians into education processes of their school children in supporting primary school pupils’ academic achievement. The study recommended conducting a quantitative study in order to test hypotheses by comparing results from public and private schools for comparative and generalisation purposes.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 05:42
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 14:20
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2218

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