Family’s Role in Children’s Academic Achievement- An Overview of Extant Studies
Ever-evolving science, globalisation and improving access to better standards of living have brought sweeping social changes. However, family remains the fundamental building block on which societies are based and where the individual receives his first nurturing and grooming. The close relationship between family and education is well established by numerous sociological studies. The physical and cognitive maturation, and adaptation to them, do not occur in a vacuum. Psychological and social maturity of an individual requires mastery of a number of other critically important and interrelated developmental tasks (Aldous, 1967; Conger, 1971).
This paper aims to present an overview of the existing studies on the subject of family’s effect on academic achievement of children, with a view to establishing the strong relationship between family and academic achievement of children.