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Parent involvement and the academic achievement of previously disadvantaged learners awarded scholarships to attend independent schools in Johannesburg

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dc.contributor.advisor Vogel, H. M.
dc.contributor.author Mchunu, Nomusa Bonisiwe
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-03T06:10:13Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-03T06:10:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05
dc.identifier.citation Mchunu, Nomusa Bonisiwe (2012) Parent involvement and the academic achievement of previously disadvantaged learners awarded scholarships to attend independent schools in Johannesburg, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/8484> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/8484
dc.description.abstract This study examined the effect of parent involvement on the academic achievement of previously disadvantaged learners who was awarded scholarships to attend independent boys‟ schools in Johannesburg. Through a qualitative inquiry using a small sample of parents and teachers (SSP coordinators), the findings added to the existing literature review. There is evidence that parent involvement is essential in high school and that parent involvement at home has an impact on the learners‟ achievement irrespective of the parents‟ socio-economic status and level of education. Furthermore, the results support the assumption that, the sense of not belonging and other barriers that hinder parents from being involved in school activities could be resolved by improving communication and forging a healthy relationship between parents and teachers. This creates a need for a parent involvement programme that will attend to the needs of the parents and teachers. This programme will empower them with skills that will improve their partnership. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 186 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights University of South Africa
dc.subject Parent involvement en
dc.subject Previously disadvantaged en
dc.subject Independent/private schools en
dc.subject Parents en
dc.subject Learners en
dc.subject.ddc 373.1280968221
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Children with social disabilities -- Education (Secondary) -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Secondary -- Parent participation -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Case studies
dc.title Parent involvement and the academic achievement of previously disadvantaged learners awarded scholarships to attend independent schools in Johannesburg en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology of Education en
dc.description.degree M. Ed. (Psychology of Education)


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