Vol 5 No 1 (2019)
Articles

The Rights and Responsibilities of Parents According to the Views of Teachers

Bilgen Kiral
Faculty of Education, Educational Administration Department, Aydin Adnan Menderes University, Aydin
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Keywords
  • Primary school,
  • Classroom teacher,
  • Parent,
  • Right,
  • Responsibility,
  • Children.
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Abstract

The research was carried out to determine the rights and responsibilities of parents, whether they were treated accordingly, the reasons of not complying the responsibilities, and whether they were treated accordingly in the event that there was a specific legal text regarding the rights and responsibilities. The research was conducted in a primary school in 2018-2019 academic year in Efeler in Aydin where the children of the parents with high socio-economic status studied. 8 voluntary classroom teachers participated in the study. Phenomenology approach, one of the qualitative research designs, was used in the research. The data of the research was collected by face-to-face interviews with a semi-structured interview form. The most frequently repeated rights were; meeting the classroom teacher and the parents, receiving information about the achievement of their children, transferring them to another school and enrolling them in the school. The most frequently repeated responsibilities of parents regarding their children were; nutrition, dressing, providing their clothes and school uniforms, following their homework/lessons, helping their homework at home, directing them to social activities and acquiring self-care skills. The teachers thought that all the parents in their school already knew and claimed their rights. However, half of the parents regularly fulfilled their responsibilities. The reasons for not fulfilling their responsibilities were divided into two categories as parental characteristics and educational reasons. At the end of the research, such suggestions were made as preparing a specific legal text with sanction power that included the rights and responsibilities of parents.

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