In the New Zealand community, it is already a legal requirement for parents to be involved in their children’s education as the basic responsibility of providing child education falls on the parents. Furthermore, as Wu points out there are social and cultural stratifications in the New Zealand community, which leads to the situation where a sense of anxiety is created because of the diversified nature of society and its representation in the school classroom (Wu). So in this context, the involvement of parents will help address the social and cultural stratifications. Parents will be able to lessen the diversity gap and would be able to normalize teaching for their children in a way that they can best comprehend the differences. Parental involvement is the best positive approach here. As Wu states, the parental involvement is what will address issues for the children better more than a paid educator (Wu).
In conclusion, this literature review managed to address the issues of how to include the parent in the educational environment of the child. The role of the parent when it comes to early education cannot be argued against, most researcher support that a positive role is played by the parent. However, theory to practice conversion will require more help here.
The recommendations that can be made for practice in EC centres and Primary schools are that policy making must be enhanced in order to include parents in the educational environment. I believe, the key is to make this more of a required regulation rather than address it as a best practice. So legally it could be made a requirement to include parents in their children’s education. Secondly it is recommended that these forms of initiatives must benefit from use of media and related technologies. They can be easily benefitted by using the latest technology and the mobile communication. There have been a number of innovative ventures and communication models that has been developed in the societies. Educational institutions can also frame their own feasible form of communication and the primary school management and community must come together to achieve this.