The Role of the Family in the Implementation of School Curriculum

Document Type : Original Article


1 Corresponding Author: Instructor, Department of Organization and Management, Najah Police and Social Studies Research Institute, Tehran, Iran

2 Full Professor, Department of Curriculum, Amin Police University, Tehran, Iran


Accepting the educational belief that family involvement in education and the educational process is one of the vital tools in achieving better results as well as a suitable mechanism for creating more efficient and democratic schools is very important for the current educational system to move from closed and non-participatory schools. Become a model of free democracy. The purpose of this study is to identify the role of the family institution in the implementation of school curriculum. In this research, the type of initial research was used to identify the dimensions by exploratory research method. To collect data from focus groups, which are one of the key methods of qualitative exploration in the social sciences, to obtain the views of a representative group of parents, specialists and experts in educational sciences, especially curriculum planners and philosophers of education with a sample of 20 people. Were used and comments were analyzed by qualitative content analysis.
The results of data analysis indicated that parents did not properly intervene in the implementation of the curriculum. The research findings also indicate that the family institution can play a key role in all areas of curriculum planning and tend to participate in the implementation of their children's curriculum. Four themes emerge from the data related to participants 'perceptions and experiences of parents' presence in the implementation of school curriculum. These themes are the role of the family institution as the supporter of the learner and policy maker, therefore, in this article, briefly examines the role and impact of each of these factors and provides practical strategies.


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