The Role of Parental Involvement on 1st Grade Students' Acquisition of English Language in Irbid 1st Directorate of Education/Jordan
The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of parental involvement on Kindergarten Students' Acquisition of English Language in Jordan To achieve the purpose of the study, a pre/post-test was constructed to measure students' achievement in English language. The test consisted of fifteen items on English language. The sample of the study comprised (226) first grade students public schools in Irbid 1st Directorate of Education and was distributed into four sections, which were selected purposefully. The sample of the study was distributed into four groups (two experimental and two control groups). The experimental group's parents were involved while the control groups' parents were not involved in their children's educational process. The sample of the study was (120) students in the experimental group and (106) students in the control group. Those groups were distributed into four purposefully selected sections in public schools in Irbid 1st Directorate of Education. Descriptive statistical analyses were used (Means and Standard Deviation) for the pre and post- tests of students' English language test to experimental and control groups. Means, standard deviations and t-test were used. The findings of the study indicated that there were statistically significant differences in the post- test between the control and the experimental groups in favor of the experimental group. The researcher proposed some recommendations to enhance the importance of parental involvement on students' achievement in English language such as conducting further studies on other populations and for a longer time.
Keywords- Parental Involvement, Students Achievement, English Language Acquisition