The Role of Schools in Promoting Parents Participation in Government Primary School's of Curriculum Implementation: the Case of Angolellana Terra Woreda

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of the study was to investigate the current practice of the role of schools in promoting parents participation for the implementation of government primary school curriculum of Angolellanna Terra Woreda North Shewa AlI1hara Region. The study examined the role of schools in relation to the openness of the school, the Epstein's parenting program, the views of schools staff to parents participation, the level o[parents participation, factors affecting parents' participation and the major school changes due to parents' participation. The research method was descriptive survey. The source of data were school staff, grade 4 and grade 7 students and parents from 7 sample schools out of 28 primary schools and woreda education officials. The seven schools were selected by simple random sampling technique while principals, PTA members, grade 4 students and worede education officials were selected pU/pose ful/y, teachers and grade 7 students using simple random sampling technique and non-PTA parents by multistage random sampling technique. The findings of the study showed that schools and parents relationships were insignificant; participation of parents was not as the expectation of our Education policy, factors affecting parents participation was '!'nainly related to the life of parents and the capacity of their understanding about the objective of education; and due to all these it is possible to say there were no more school educational changes. Thus, it is recommended that, since schools are institutions where curriculum implementation has been practiced and schools have responsibilities to mobilize the school community and parent community; they should have different mechanisms and strategies, identify the problems of the parents and teachers thai hinder them 10 do cooperatively in school educational mailers and should work with other stakeholders such as Woreda Education Offices, Kebele Education Board and NGOs