Effectiveness of family involvement activities in pre-school education

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Pembe Aytaç
Nur Demirbas-Celik
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7920-4361
Duygu Kiracioglu

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The purpose of this research was to examine the effectiveness of family activities which are improved for the families. In this research, content improved family involvement activities were applied to the families whose children continue their pre-school mothers’ and fathers’ family involvement were compared. Research’s experiment group includes the parents of 16 students who continue their pre-school education. Control group includes the parents of 10 students. Family Involvement Questionnaire (FIQ) has been used to test the effectiveness of family involvement activities. This FIQ measures the family involvement as school-based involvement, home–school conferencing and home-based involvement. In data analyses, the Mann–Whitney U test has been used. FIQ has been answered by all the parents from experiment group and 10 mothers and 6 fathers from the control group. The result of analyses has shown that there is no difference between experiment and control groups’ family involvements. In the experiment group, mothers’ home–school conferencing permanent involvement scores are higher than the fathers’ home–school conferencing involvement scores. The results of the research have been argued, and the suggestions were given to pre-school teachers and related research workers.


Keywords: Family involvement, home–school conferencing, pre-school education.

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Aytaç, P., Demirbas-Celik, N., & Kiracioglu, D. (2019). Effectiveness of family involvement activities in pre-school education. Global Journal of Guidance and Counseling in Schools: Current Perspectives, 9(3), 131-137. https://doi.org/10.18844/gjgc.v9i3.4489
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Pembe Aytaç, Near East University, North Cyprus, Via Mersin 10, Turkey

The purpose of this research was to examine the effectiveness of family activities which are improved for the families. In this research, content improved family involvement activities were applied to the families whose children continue their pre-school mothers’ and fathers’ family involvement were compared. Research’s experiment group includes the parents of 16 students who continue their pre-school education. Control group includes the parents of 10 students. Family Involvement Questionnaire (FIQ) has been used to test the effectiveness of family involvement activities. This FIQ measures the family involvement as school-based involvement, home–school conferencing and home-based involvement. In data analyses, the Mann–Whitney U test has been used. FIQ has been answered by all the parents from experiment group and 10 mothers and 6 fathers from the control group. The result of analyses has shown that there is no difference between experiment and control groups’ family involvements. In the experiment group, mothers’ home–school conferencing permanent involvement scores are higher than the fathers’ home–school conferencing involvement scores. The results of the research have been argued, and the suggestions were given to pre-school teachers and related research workers.

Keywords: Family involvement, home–school conferencing, pre-school education.