Structures for parental involvement in schools for Blacks with special reference to the Vaal Triangle
Makoanyane, Johannes Mofana
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In the opening chapter the following issues are addressed: * Problem of the research. The problem in this research is: - to determine whether parents and teachers work together in the education of the child. - to determine whether parents and teachers utilise the available structures created for parental involvement. - to establish whether parents can contribute effectively towards the positive learning of the child. * Aims of the research. The purpose of this study is: - to determine the structures in the educational system for parent participation in the education of the child. - to identify problems which hinder meaningful •Black parental involvement in the education of the child. - to propose possible solutions in order to remedy problems which have been identified. * Method of research The following methods have been employed: - Literature study, questionnaires, analysis of responses, interpretation of data, evaluation of data and scientific writing of findings. * Demarcation of the field of research This study is confined to Black parental involvement in the Department of Education and Training. In the second chapter the theoretical structures of parental involvement in the education of the child are discussed. The four structural moments of the educational system are looked into under the theoretical structure of the education system. The following are those structural moments of the educational system: - The religious structural moment. The religious ground motif of the community is fundamental in all national systems of education. All systems of education which function normally are based upon the religious ground motif. - The temporal structural moment. The temporal structural moment refers to the fact that educational systems are time-bound. - The modal structural moment. This structural moment refers to the 15 modal aspects of reality which influence the structure and content of the educational system. - The individual structural moment. The individual structural moment refers to the fact that everything in the cosmos, just like the educational system, has its identity as the system of education. Various other relevant aspects have been discussed in this chapter. A historical perspective of Black education is made in chapter 3. The primary aim of tracing the development of Black education is to discover whether there was any meaningful Black parental involvement in the education of the child. In the course of discussion of this historical development it became evident that the system of Black education developed from the missionary education, the education of the provincial administration and the Bantu Education era. The structures of Black education system is explained with emphasis on the problems and solutions of Black parental involvement in the education of the child. In chapter 4 the research investigation is made. The results of the responses are critically analysed and objective evaluation are made. Constant reference is made to the hypothesis postulated and the theoretical principles of the structures of parental involvement. Chapter 5 deals with the conclusions, findings and recommendations. This implies that all relevant issues raised in all chapters are summarised and recommendations are also made.
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