CORRELATES OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND PUPILS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERACY AND NUMERACY IN KWARA STATE

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2017

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Department of Adult and Primary Education, University of Ilorin

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This study determined the correlation between parental involvement and pupils’ academic achievement in literacy and numeracy in Ilorin Metropolis of Kwara State. The correlational survey design was adopted for the study. Three null hypotheses were tested. Three hundred primary five pupils were randomly selected from ten public and private schools in Ilorin Metropolis. Two instruments were developed by the researchers; Parental Involvement Questionnaire (0.86) and Proforma on Numeracy and Literacy were used for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation and ANOVA. Findings showed positive and significant relationship between parental involvement and academic achievement of pupils in numeracy and literacy (r = .669 and r = .592). Based on the findings, it was recommended that schools should strategize on how they can facilitate better partnerships between schools and parents to enable parents play more active roles in their children’s education. Also, that government and policy makers should exploit parental involvement as an initiative to improve pupils’ achievement particularly in numeracy and literacy by making policies that will further encourage and strengthen parental involvement in children’s education.

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Parent involvement, Pupils’ academic achievement, Literacy, Numeracy

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