|dc.description.abstract||This research suggests that positive parent involvement and partnership with schools is
a prerequisite of effective schooling and that co-operation between home and school
can raise educational achievement
The purpose of this study was to determine by means of review of literature and
empirical investigation, the nature of parent involvement in education, methods
available to involve parents in the education of children, and the reasons for non-involvement
of parents in education of children,
The empirical study was aimed at determining the degree of parent involvement and
reasons of non-involvement of parents in the education of children in the North West
Province in the district of Potchefstroom, as well as the attitudes of educators towards
parent involvement in the education system.
Chapter 1 deals with the statement of the problem, aims of the research and the
methods employed in achieving the purpose of the study, This includes a discussion of
the population and sample used for the empirical research and an outline of the
Chapter 2 highlights the nature and scope of parent involvement In education,
fundamental and educational grounds for parent involvement were discussed; models
of parent involvement were identified and discussed, advantages and disadvantages of
parent involvement were mentioned, ways in which parents become involved in
education of their children and reasons for non-involvement of parents in education
In Chapter 3, the focus was on the context of parent involvement in South Africa.
Parent involvement in the pre-democratic era and democratic era was discussed.
The empirical research design, administrative procedures, population and the random
sampling as well as statistical techniques were discussed in Chapter 4.
The duly completed questionnaires returned by educators and parents of the children
of the selected schools as respondents were empirically analysed in Chapter 5.
The last chapter, Chapter 6, throws light on the summary of all the chapters; research
findings and recommendations based on the research findings derived from the
previous chapters, as well as final remarks. This implies that all relevant issues raised
in all chapters are summarised and recommendations are also made.||en_US