Why May Some Parents Not be Involved?
Every parent lives a different life style and follows a different set of beliefs. The reason as to why some parents may not be involved may be due to: lack of knowledge and education, not feeling welcome at school, not having the time, having other children to deal with. These reasons are just part of a long list of problems that may be the cause of a lack of involvement. When looking closer at a parent’s point of view, “parents may not believe that they have any knowledge that the school is interested in knowing. This is especially true when the parent may not have a great deal of education” (LaBahn, J., 1995, p.2). They may be embarrassed, not speak the language spoken at school, thus making communication between home and school very tough. This is the case for most parents in Lebanon and most of all, finding the time for working mom or the means of transportation.