Parental involvement in the education of Burkinabè children
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The involvement of Burkinabè parents in the education of children was examined through focus group interviews with parents and teachers at eight schools. These schools are enrolled in the sponsorship programme of the Christian Relief and Development Organization (C.RE.D.O), which is a local development organisation working in Burkina Faso. Moreover, two in-depth interviews were conducted with an employee of the Dutch Embassy and the manager of C.RE.D.O’s Education Department. The results revealed that the parents are involved in children’s education, but not as much as they would like to be. They experience many barriers regarding involvement activities to improve the parental involvement. Possibilities to improve these involvement activities are given.