Comparative Study of School-Parent Partnership In Government And Private Primary Schools: The Case of Yekatit-23 And Eshet Academy in Bahir Dar

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Addis Ababa Universty


This is a comparative study on school-parent partnership in govemment and private primary schools in Bahir Dar town. The main purpose of this study was to identify the difference between govemment and private schools in the practice of parent inuolvement as partner. Two primary schools (Ykatit -23 and Academy from the gouemment and private respectiuely) were taken as Cl case in this study. The subjects of the study were 102 students, 20 teachers, 2 principals, 12 parents, and 2 education r experts. Questionnaires for teachers and students, interview with parents, principals and education experts were employed to collect the data for study. The data obtained were analyzed using both quantitative and qualitative methods. After analyzing the data, it was found that, the practice of schools in involving parents in different involuement programs did not indicate statistically s ignificant difference between govemment and priuatc primary schools .However, the practice of private schools seem better in communicating w ith and supporting home leaming activities. The gouernment school was better in inuolving PTA members in decision making. It was also found that parents participation in major school programs was insignificant in both schools. However, parent practices of r guiding, monitoring and assisting children at home shows significant difference in fauor of the priuate school. Finally, from the finding of the study it is possible to conclude that school-parent partnership in . government and private pnmary schools did not show significant difference and was not s trengthened as expected to be. The concem ed stakeholders need to accomplish their responsibilities for the better participation of p arents in their children education.



Partnership In Government