Parental involvement in the education of learners on farm schools in the Citrusdal area
Davids, Lizl Nanazilee Shareen
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This research focused on parental involvement in the rural farm area in Citrusdal to examine the nature and characteristics of farm worker parents' involvement in their children' education. This study followed a mixed method approach (qualitative and quantitive approach) to determine if parents are involved in their children's education. Questionnaires and interviews were used for data gathering. Participants that were involved were a sample of the parents, and the learners of the four schools in Citrusdal area. From the data gathered the findings of the study indicated that farm-worker parents in rural farms of Citrusdal area are involved in their children's education and that mothers are more involved than fathers in their children's education. I hope this research will make a contribution towards understanding the involvement of the farm-worker parents in their children's education. I have also proposed possible recommendations to assist the school-based personnel and the parents in developing and sustaining a stronger and more positive role in their children's education.