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1. Abrahams, Roland Anthony. Challenges to parental involvement in homework assignments of learners in a historically disadvantaged primary school in Cape Town .

Degree: 2013, University of the Western Cape

South Africa is amongst the lowest performers in numeracy and literacy in the developing countries, according to Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2006). Systemic research conducted by the Western Cape Education Department has pointed to the fact that the literacy and numeracy skills of the learners in the Western Cape are far below what is required for them to learn and develop effectively. Many educators blame parents for learners’ poor academic achievement. This study therefore aims to explore challenges to parental involvement in the homework assignments of learners in a historically disadvantaged primary school in Cape Town. This exploratory qualitative case study followed an interpretive paradigm. Data was collected via field notes; and semi – structured interviews from individuals and focus groups. Thematic data analysis was used to determine challenges to parental involvement in homework assignments of the primary school learners. This research study is grounded on Epstein’s model of overlapping spheres of influence of family, school and community on learners’ learning; six typologies of parental involvement; and on Bronfenbrenner’s bio-ecological model of human development. General systems theory was kept in mind during the study. Where parents were not involved in homework assignments, it was not a deliberate act. The findings highlighted challenges such as poverty, unemployment, inequalities; lack of educational resources; lack of structure in the home; single parenting, school and community factors, and a lack of educational stimulation that negatively affected parental involvement in homework assignments. The blame that educators apportioned on parents for learners’ poor academic outcomes was thus found to be inaccurate. True systems thinkers never debate whether the cause or the solution is situated in one single system, but considers the interdependence between all the systems. The whole is therefore more important than the sum of the parts. Despite the many challenges that parents experience in helping the learners with homework, the parents still want their children to excel in academic work. Parents in the historically disadvantaged school however seek assistance in how to help the learners with homework assignments. Advisors/Committee Members: Moletsane, Mokgadi-Kekae (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Parental involvement; Homework assignments; Inclusive education; Primary school

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APA (6th Edition):

Abrahams, R. A. (2013). Challenges to parental involvement in homework assignments of learners in a historically disadvantaged primary school in Cape Town . (Thesis). University of the Western Cape. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11394/4557

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Abrahams, Roland Anthony. “Challenges to parental involvement in homework assignments of learners in a historically disadvantaged primary school in Cape Town .” 2013. Thesis, University of the Western Cape. Accessed August 17, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11394/4557.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Abrahams, Roland Anthony. “Challenges to parental involvement in homework assignments of learners in a historically disadvantaged primary school in Cape Town .” 2013. Web. 17 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Abrahams RA. Challenges to parental involvement in homework assignments of learners in a historically disadvantaged primary school in Cape Town . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2013. [cited 2019 Aug 17]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/4557.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Abrahams RA. Challenges to parental involvement in homework assignments of learners in a historically disadvantaged primary school in Cape Town . [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/4557

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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