Parental involvement in child’s environmental education has been a topic of interest among those concerned with optimal developmental and educational outcomes for preschool and elementary school children. The study describes, the correlates and forms of parental involvement, as well as teacher and school influences on involvement, has been an important part of the current effort to understand why parents choose to become involved and why their involvement often functions to create positive outcomes for their children. This research focused on parents perspectives on involvement. Recommendations for policy and practice are necessarily focused on parents and on school interaction with parents. If parents come to the school-family relationship with strong to moderate standing in both areas, they will likely find through parent-initiated interactions with schools ways to be effectively involved in their children’s environmental education. And the need for environmental education is today recognized by every reasonable adult.
By Asha Thokchom
Keywords: Parents, Environment, Education, Correlates, Involvement.
(Full article is published in Voice of Research-An International Journal)