Master degree in Teaching and Curriculum
Homework is the fundamental form of pupils’ work at home. Commonly, homework is considered all types of learning and work done by the pupils when they are not in school which is related to school learning. In today’s age, parents’ help with homework and their involvement in the educational process is necessary and welcome.
The methodology used in the study is a mixed method, concretely, the qualitative and quantitative method. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of parental involvement in homework completion, and the increase of quality of learning of primary school pupils, belonging to the second level of curriculum. The main research question is: How does parental involvement in homework completion affect the performance of second grade curriculum of primary school pupils. While, in order to help find answers on the main study question, these sub-questions were used: What is the parents’ role in homework completion of primary school pupils? How does parent-teacher cooperation regarding homework affect pupils’ achievement? Study hypotheses are: Parental involvement in homework is an important factor in quality increase of the learning process and Teacher-parent cooperation regarding homework affects positively pupils’ achievement. The study has taken place in six public schools, four of which are part of the Vushtrri municipality and two of Prishtina. The study includes the third, fourth, and fifth grade. Schools from the municipality of Vushtrri are “Andon Zako Çajupi”,“Naim Frashëri”,“Ali Kelmendi” and “Mustafë Venhari”. While those from Prishtina are “Azemi e Salihu” and “Dëshmorët e 1921”. The data was obtained with the use of a questionnaire for parents, and one for pupils, as well as the interview with teachers.
The study results show that parents’ involvement in the homework completion process is a significant factor for improving learning quality, which also has a direct impact on producing better results, reinforcing knowledge levels, and achieving desired results in teaching.
Key words: homework, parents, school-family cooperation, pupils, primary school
Volume 7.No.1(2023): April – (Humanities Session)
ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)
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