Analysis of the Causes of Barriers in Home-School Relationship at Secondary School Level in Pakistan
Home and School relations is a term used in the learning field as a collaboration between school and home to improve learning climate. Home is the place where students are living with their parents. The objectives of the study were; to identify the current status of home school relationships and the role of Parents Teachers Meetings in public secondary schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan and to analyze the barriers in home school relationships and recommend solutions to them. The population of the study comprised 1833 Principals/Head Masters, 5864 Secondary school teachers, 105193 students of 10thclass, and 105193 Parents of Students of Government Boys' High School. The Sample consisted of 457 Principals and 2164 Parents of these Students located both in rural and urban areas of Government Boys' High School in the sampled districts. The primary data were obtained through questionnaires from Principals and Parents. The data were analyzed using the Chi-square goodness of fit test and qualitative treatment is given to yes /no options. The results indicated that principals and parents considered that the current status of home school relationships was much needed for effective learning. It was recommended that parents may attend the school because their children's schooling is the most important task for them.