Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Education Studies

Abstract

This qualitative study examines Hong Kong Chinese parents’ perceptions and experiences of involving in their primary school children's homework process. It draws upon the theoretical frameworks of family capital theory and family resource management perspective to explicate the role of parents in enhancing children's homework outcomes. Information was collected through individual and focus-group interviews with 52 parents who had at least one child attending primary school. Findings of this study provide a glimpse into the range of homework-involvement strategies used by Chinese parents, and reveal parental goals and cultural values embedded in the generation of family capital. Such understanding on parental involvement is helpful for schools and policy-makers in cultivating parents’ participation in home-based learning processes for children.

Publication Year

2010

Journal Title

Journal of Family and Economic Issues

Volume number

31

Issue number

3

Publisher

Springer

First Page (page number)

361

Last Page (page number)

370

Referreed

1

DOI

10.1007/s10834-010-9202-7

ISSN (print)

1058-0476

Link to Publisher’s Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10834-010-9202-7

Keywords

Family capital theory, Family resource management, Homework, Hong Kong, Parental involvement

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