Parents’ Attitudes and Involvement in their Children’s English Language Learning: the Case of Two Private Primary Schools in Tizi Ouzou
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current study is about investigating parents’ attitudes and involvement in their children’s English language learning in two private primary schools in Tizi Ouzou. It aims at finding out parents’ attitude towards their children’s ELL in two private primary schools and how they help their children to learn English. The study also aims at discovering how private primary schools encourage parents to get involved in their children’s ELL. The research is mainly based on two theoretical frameworks; Epstein’s theory (1995) of Overlapping Spheres of Influence and Six types of Involvement, and Vygotsky’s theory (1970) of Social Constructivism. The research is conducted in two private primary schools in Tizi Ouzou and adopts a mixed method approach. A structured interview is conducted with two schools’ administrators. In addition, two questionnaires are distributed to the learners and their parents. In order to analyze the obtained data, the SPSS software is used with the quantitative data while Qualitative Content Analysis is used with the qualitative one. The findings of this research indicate that parents in Tizi Ouzou have positive attitudes towards learning English at the primary level. Thus, they actively get involved and help their children to learn it. The results also reveal that private primary schools in Tizi Ouzou have some partnership practices allowing parents to get involved in their children’s ELL.
- Département d'Anglais