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The Benefits of Parent Involvement

How is EduGrove Mandarin Enrichment Centre different? You may ask. 

Unlike most Chinese enrichment or tuition centres in Singapore, EduGrove Mandarin Enrichment Centre adopts a revolutionary way of teaching which most of us would have longed for when we were all in school.

Our award winning curriculum and the outstanding improvements in the subject achieved by our students are testament and recognition of how learning can be carried out in a FUN and interactive way.

So WHAT exactly are the differences and how are those beneficial to not only our students but also you PARENTS

One of the distinguish differences that EduGrove has is the commitment in keeping parents involved in the learning phase of your child. It is only vital for us to provide lesson-to-lesson feedback and conduct open classes* so that parents are able to have an extensive understanding of your child’s performance and progression in our programme.

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(Photo: Teacher giving lesson-to-lesson feedback to all parents after every class)

Parent involvement is proven to have positive effects on children, families, and school when schools and parents continuously support and encourage the children’s learning and development (Eccles & Harold, 1993; Illinois State Board of Education, 1993).

 

Benefits for the Parents

  • Parents increase their interaction and discussion with their children and are more responsive and sensitive to their children’s social, emotional, and intellectual developmental needs.
  • Parents are more confident in their parenting and decision-making skills.
  • As parents gain more knowledge of child development, there is more use of affection and positive reinforcement and less punishment on their children.
  • Parents have a better understanding of the teacher’s job and school curriculum.
  • When parents are aware of what their children are learning, they are more likely to help when they are requested by teachers to become more involved in their children’s learning activities at home.
  • Parents’ perceptions of the school are improved and there are stronger ties and commitment to the school.
  • Parents are more aware of, and become more active regarding, policies that affect their children’s education when parents are requested by school to be part of the decision-making team.

Benefits for the Children

  • Children tend to achieve more, regardless of ethnic or racial background, socioeconomic status, or parents’ education level.
  • Children generally achieve better grades, test scores, and attendance.
  • Children consistently complete their homework.
  • Children have better self-esteem, are more self-disciplined, and show higher aspirations and motivation toward school.
  • Children’s positive attitude about school often results in improved behavior in school and less suspension for disciplinary reasons.
  • Fewer children are being placed in special education and remedial classes.
  • Children from diverse cultural backgrounds tend to do better when parents and professionals work together to bridge the gap between the culture at home and the culture in school.
  • Junior high and high school students whose parents remain involved usually make better transitions and are less likely to drop out of school.

*Open classes are only available for Nursery 1 to Primary 2 levels. 

(Source: https://www.education.com/reference/article/benefits-parent-involvement-research/)