Impact Of Parental Involvement In Early Childhood Education On Children’s Socialization In Ahanta West- Nzema District
Author(s): Sophia Patience Graham
This paper explored the impact of parental involvement in early childhood education pertaining to socialization of pre-school children in Ahanta West-Nzema District in the Western Region of Ghana. All parents, teachers and children in preschools in Ahanta West-Nzema District were targeted. The methodology employed was that of mixed method, and data was analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). The study revealed that the provision of good housing and healthy environment, good health care, and the creation of home conditions that support children’s learning leads to improvement in pre-school child’s socialization. This paper also contends that pre-school children’s socialization is enhanced when parents are involved in provision of needed tools and machinery for the child, assists the preschool child in their homework, groom children to have time for school work, motivate children to work hard, showing, attending school parents’ meetings to discuss children’s issues and do support school programs. This study also found that communication between parents, teachers and preschool children is important in children’s socialization which tends to have adverse positive effect on other school activities.