The role of Kuwaiti parents’ involvement in developing their Primary school – children’s interest in reading English stories (Published)
The researchers explored the activities that Kuwaiti parents used with their children to develop their English literacy. It was investigated what are the most important factors that affected parent involvement and attitudes and children’s attitudes towards reading. The study used quantitative data for answering research questions. A random sample of 120 parents was used for the study (86 mothers and 34 fathers). The results show contrary to expectations derived from the Literature, that Kuwaiti parents provide more supportive literacy environment to their children than expected. Secondly, a positive attitude of the parents toward children practicing reading from early age. In addition, the study findings carry a positive indication on the parental enhancement on their children in term of helping children become interested in reading English stories or materials. Finally, the study reported that most of the demographic variables have no significant roles in the three dimensions of the study.
The study examined the Believe of teachers about parents involvement in girl child education in the Federal Capital Territory, This is because the way at which the teachers believe the parents as a stakeholder in education involve and do their responsibility as parents has a lot of implication on the education of a Girl Child. Even though teacher as a stakeholder have a lot of role to play but a collaborative effort between parents and teachers on girl child education is more to be desired. It also aims at assessing the extent to which parents involvement in classroom teaching is perceived by teachers with less / higher qualifications. A descriptive survey research design of the expo-facto type was adopted for this study, A Teachers Believe about Parents Involvement in Girl Child Education and Financining Questionnaire (TBIGCEFQ) was used for data collection. The paper came up with some relevant recommendations.