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Volume :47 Issue : 183 2021      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Reasons for Relying on Private Tuitions for Elementary School Child and Proposed Solutions from the Parents' Perspectives

Auther : Dr. Laila S. Alkhayat

Objectives: The study aims at identifying the reasons behind parents' dependence on private tutoring for their elementary school children in Kuwait, and the suggests solutions from the parents' perspective.
Method: The researcher conducted descriptive and analytical approach as 336 questionnaires were randomly distributed to parents.
Results: Among the reasons that drove parents to depend on private tutoring were student's need for someone to read for and supervise them, accumulative gabs, child giving in to the family's interests and aspirations, family's inability to understand or explain the curriculum in addition to long working hours. There were also the large number of students in one class, teacher's inability to deal with children learning difficulties and development disorders, and lack of career straightforwardness on the side of some teachers. To that the study also found schools' administration failure to report teachers with low-quality performance, lack of the school administration's seriousness in monitoring their efforts on academically weak students, in addition to having it easy with negligent teachers. The last set of results of the study were using new curricula without training the teachers, curricula inconsideration to students' various levels of understanding and learning, and proportion disparity between students' ages and curricula volumes.
Conclusion: The most important proposed solutions from the parents' perspectives were improving teaching methods in teachers' preparatory colleges and providing periodic workshops, assigning competent teachers to help academically weak students; and designing early intervention programs to help weak students and those with learning difficulties.

Keywords: Tuitions, Elementary stage, Education, Learning, Educational reform.

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