Adaptation of the child in the first grade: Perception of parents and teachers

Blerina Çibukçiu

Authors country of origin: Kosovo
Institutional affiliation: Professor at the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”
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 In the process of adapting children to school nowadays, except school, the family of the child who starts primary school, also has an important role. How children adapt to school and how much school-family cooperation helps is one of the most discussed issues by educational institutions and by the parents of the children. This happens taking into consideration that children are different and each one of them may have dissimilar difficulties in adapting to school and for this issue, the opinions of the parents are important, but also of the teachers on the other hand.

This research aimed to extract the most accurate and concrete data on how children adapt to first grade, looking at the perceptions of parents and teachers as well as how school-family cooperation helps in the adaptation of the child in primary school. Since this time is more stressful for teachers, as well as for parents because the child, in addition to start adaptation, also starts education at school.

In this research the mixed method, quantitative and qualitative research approach was used. Questionnaires based on the Likert scale, as well as open-ended questions and interviews were used as data collection tools. Interviews were conducted with first grade teachers and questionnaires were completed by parent whose children are in the first grade. The study was conducted in four schools in the municipality of Vushtrri with a total of 220 parents of children attending the first grade and 10 teachers who teach in the first grade. Quantitative data analysis was done using SPSS statistical package, version 26, while qualitative data analysis was done through thematic analysis.

Keywords: school adaptation, teacher perception, parent perception, school-family cooperation, first grade, first grade child.

Volume 5.No.1(2021): December (Humanities Session)

ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)

DOI : 10.33807/monte.20212018


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