Pedagogical education of parents as a precondition for the successful socialization of children

Irena Leliūgienė, Giedrė Simanavičiūtė


To solve a complicated youth and children situation, which includes the usage of alcohol and addiction causing substances (drugs), physical and psychological violence, delinquency, deteriorating health, school skipping, poor opportunity for after-school activities and other matters that develop from these problems, several strategies are created and responsible institutions are assigned. Schools are one of the most frequently mentioned. However, a school itself cannot solve all social problems—schools and parents must raise children together. An agreement on the most important points of education and a pedagogical effect on a child based on equal standards and knowledge of parents and schools is necessary. But not all parents are perfect educators, thus, it is necessary to help parents understand their responsibilities and significance as main educators and enable them to fulfil their duties with the help of some pedagogical services. Thus, the problem of pedagogical parent education as a presumption of successful child socialization is urgent. Therefore, the aim of the present paper was to reveal pedagogical parent education as a presumption of successful child socialization at the present situation. For that purpose, the conception of pedagogical parent education was grounded theoretically. Also, documents regulating education were analyzed in order to reveal the conception of pedagogical parent education and to establish the distribution of the functions of pedagogical work with parents among the school workers. Furthermore, the authors discussed the socialization process accentuating its components as presumptions of pedagogical parent education, i.e. the effect of family (parents) on a child’s socialization processes. Negative child and youth socialization aspects were reviewed and possible solutions to the existing problems were suggested.
A quantitative analysis revealed the present situation of the pedagogical parent education and the problems parents must deal with while educating children. What is more, the quantitative analysis revealed the educational aspects of school’s communication and collaboration with parents, parents’ responsibilities for the upbringing of a child, the purposes, topics and means of pedagogical parent education, the regularity of work with parents, the workers implementing pedagogical parent education, and the benefit of and the need for pedagogical parent education. A quantitative analysis revealed the means of the work with parents as well as its frequency and goals.


pedagogical parent education; socialization

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