Parental involvement in schooling: the perceptions and attitude of secondary school teachers in a local government area in Osun state.

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This paper examined the perceptions and attitudes of teachers in regard to parental involvement in schooling. A sample of 114 teachers (60 males and 54 females) was selected randomly from six randomly selected secondary schools in a local government area in Nigeria. An instrument titled ―Questionnaire on Teachers‘ Perception on and Attitude to Parental Involvement in Schooling‖ (QTPAPI) and premised on Epstein's (1995) model was used to elicit information from the teachers. Data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results showed that the teachers had opposing perceptions on parental involvement in schooling. Some of the teachers were favourably disposed to parents being involved in schooling while others were not. Sex of the teachers also had significant influence on their perceptions.

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