A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIOECONOMIC DYNAMICS AND PARENTAL PARTICIPATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KENYA

Josephine Imbudila E., Ruth W. Thinguri

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The purpose of this study was a critically analysis on the relationship between socioeconomic dynamics and parental participation in secondary schools in Kenya Most parents fail to participate effectively in these schools as they get discouraged by their socioeconomic status and hence negative effects. This study was mainly to critically analyze the influence of parents’ literacy level on their participation, impact of patents income on their participation, effects of parents’ exposure on participation, relationship between parent-child and participation, and impact of school culture on parental participation in secondary schools in Kenya. This study used a quantitative design to carry out a critical analysis. This study brought about recommendations to government, stakeholders, Secondary school administrators and parents on how they should strive to create a friendly environment to encourage more parental participation in school program despite their socioeconomic dynamics. The ministry of education should endeavor to make policies that will involve parents actively in school programs and activities, hence active parents’ participation despite their socioeconomic dynamics. 

 

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socioeconomic dynamics, parental participation, secondary schools

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