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Filipino Mothers' Involvement in Children's Education in the New Normal

Gary Antonio C. Lirio, Odessa L. Gutlay, Zenaida Q. Reyes


Parental involvement is critical to a child's academic success. However, little is known about how Filipino mothers approach their children's education and the challenges and obstacles they face as a result of their participation in the new normal. The current study examines Filipino mothers' involvement in their children's education and the issues that surround it. We used a case study methodology and interpreted the data using Epstein's parental involvement system. Three main themes emerged: (i) reasons for involvement, (ii) home-based involvement, and (iii) school-based involvement. The study's findings indicate that Filipino mothers are aware of their roles as educators of their children. Filipino mothers' involvement practices were consistent with prevalent parental involvement typologies. The pandemic has exacerbated parents' challenges and difficulties, particularly in balancing work and participation in their children's school-related activities.


Covid-19, parental involvement, Filipino mothers, Epstein's framework, online-learning

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