Children education is a joint responsibility of parents, teachers, and the school community. It is proven from various studies that parents, teachers, and schools play a significant role in holistic children education and development. Parents act as their first mentor, and the teachers are their second parents with whom children spent most of their time and learn a lot of things from their actions and doings.
Many countries’ educational policy stresses the parent’s role and responsibility for the effective implementation of an inclusive educational system. They view them as shared partners in developing this system because parents play a vital role in shaping children’s identity and values. Parents’ and teachers’ involvement in children education and development can bring a significant improvement in their learning process because parents are more familiar with the needs, interests, abilities, and problems of their children. Therefore, teachers should involve parents as much as possible in planning individual programs, providing education, care, interventions, and support. Teachers contribute to creating safe and healthy learning environments for children by building relationships with parents in their children’s lives.
In this age of stiff competition, parents’ and teachers’ responsibilities have been doubled to identify children’s interests and skills, provide them proper guidance to choose a better career path, and help them realize their life-long dreams. Being a nurturer and motivator, they have to prepare a child for a bright future by inculcating certain important habits like reading and writing from an early stage that can help them to get attuned with the competitive world. The invaluable contributions of both parents and teachers mean a lot in shaping the overall child’s personality and identity.
Role of Parents:
Being a child’s first role model, parents play an integral role in children education and overall development. They learn from their parents and react, behave, and imitate same as their parents. Right from the bedtime stories to the behavioral habits, parents act as a key stakeholder in making a child a responsible citizen while encouraging and motivating their kids to learn. The children become positive, healthy, and good life long learner if they get good parental support. It is also evident from the research that the parent good moral support and engagement led to:
- Higher grades and test scores, and enrollment in higher-level programs
- An increase in earned credits and promotions.
- Improved attendance
- Improved behavior and social skills
- An increase in enrollment in postsecondary education
Schools seek ways to connect parents to school communities by increasing parents’ engagement to achieve these outcomes.
Role of Teachers:
Being a second parent and a great counselor to the child, the teacher faces significant challenges in nurturing learning and giving the child various experiences to face this challenging world. They try to make them responsible and independent learners because they are the first person from whom they learn social skills in school. Teachers guide them through the early concepts and developmental skills of life. Well-planned, open-minded, and friendly teachers have a great power to bring a positive change in children education and overall development. Teachers help nurture a child’s interest and learning to make him more independent as he grows and develops mastery in different skills.
It is evident from various research reports and studies that trust and mutual understanding between parents and teachers are real secrets of a child’s happy learning. Notable improvement and positive changes are seen in a child if the parents and teacher work hand in hand. Best coordination and mutual co-operation between parents and teachers help a lot connect, understand, and work towards children education and learning. It leads children to be positive and improve their attendance frequency in schools.
To promote children education, Knowledge for Living, a non-profit organization, is also working relentlessly by providing support and guidance to disadvantaged students and inspire future generations to serve the society in a better way by developing personal skills and leadership potential. With the main focus to enhance and foster a learning environment, they offer comprehensive learning programs to encourage deprived children to emerge as a responsible citizen of a society.