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Factors preventing parent from giving learning support fir their children in the remedial class

Ahmad, Mohd. Sharani (2011) Factors preventing parent from giving learning support fir their children in the remedial class. Journal of Educational Psychology and Counseling, 2 (10). pp. 270-284. ISSN 2231-735X



A case study design was chosen in order to explore answers to the question of, what factors prevent parents from giving learning support for their children in the remedial class?. The purpose of using a case study was to gain an understanding of the research question from the participants’ perspective. The case study was made up of sub-cases that were parents of children who all went to a particular school at the time of their referral for assessment of learning difficulties. The data collected through unstructured interviews were analysed using the constant comparative method. The finding that emerged as a major factor that prevented parents from seeking learning support when children started failing in the foundation phase was ignorance of the phenomenon of learning difficulties. The other factors that were identified related to parents’ understanding of their children’s learning difficulties; their being illiterate; and the belief in cultural issues. Recommendations were suggested for both the Educational Psychologist and educators relating to the need for parent education on the learning and development of their children with specific emphasis on learning difficulties. The role parents can play in partnership with educators was also highlighted.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
ID Code:13392
Deposited By: Assoc. Prof Dr Azizi Yahaya
Deposited On:04 Aug 2011 06:24
Last Modified:09 Aug 2011 02:26

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