THE INTERWEAVING OF ROLES: BEING A TEACHER AND A PARENT IN CHILD’S HOME PREPARATION FOR SCHOOL: A CZECH STUDY
Tomas Bata University in zlín (CZECH REPUBLIC)
About this paper:
Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The theme of the study is the blending of roles of parents whose profession is to be a teacher in the context of the child's home preparation for school. The fundamental role of the teacher is to train and educate, while the professional role is reflected into the personal plane of life. Negotiations of teacher-parent are reflected in his opinions, attitudes and targeted actions. Own educational competencies are often transmitted into the home environment, where the priority effort of parents is to support, help and guide children to develop a child’s personality. The main objective of qualitatively oriented research whose results we present in this paper was to identify and describe how deliberately chosen parents-teachers of Czech primary school pupils perceive home preparation for school and how specific the dual roles of teacher are pronounced in home preparation and homework. From in-depth interviews with selected parents, we analysed the categories of parental involvement, how parents describe the perceived effects help in home preparation and ways to control child during completing homework. In this paper we addressed the question of specific approach parents-teachers, as manifested primarily fulfil their own ambitions, revealed the child's fear of failure, often unconsciously creating an image of "a better child." We are debating whether the children of parents-teachers are exposed to higher pressure on home preparation and homework and how the role of parents and teachers interweave with homework.
Keywords: Parent, teacher, home preparation, interweaving of roles.