Parenting dimensions and pupils' educational progress: a case of selected primary schools of Magarini zone, Malindi district Kenya

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Kampala international University College of Education Open and Distance Learning
The purpose of this study was to establish the causes of drop out among pupils in Magarini zone, Malindi district. The specific objectives of the study were to explore academic-oriented parenting practices, find out School-participation parenting practices find out high aspirations and grade expectations by parents and to find out the level of autonomy and emotional support parents give to the children. The study employed a descriptive research design and the instruments used for data collection were questionnaires to the staff members of the schools involved in the study. In chapter four, the findings were presented and interpreted in relation to the study objectives and research questions. While linking to the existing literature, results included demographic characteristics, frequency and percentages. Based on the findings it was observed that poor parenthood affected the academic achievement of learners negatively. In chapter five, development of solutions to the problem, summary of the findings and conclusions were attempted. The findings suggested recommendations on areas pertaining to the taking care of children in the right way.
A Research Report Submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for Award of a Bachelor of Education of Kampala International University
Parenting dimensions, Pupils' educational progress, Primary schools, Magarini zone, Malindi district, Kenya