- Created: Sunday, 10 August 2014 07:26
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In many developed and even developing countries, private kindergarten schools play a significant role in pre-school education. They have high standards of management and are well supervised. Unfortunately, the same is not true in the haphazardly established kindergarten schools in our cities, towns and suburbs. Imparting quality education and preparing their students for regular schools is not in the list of their priorities. When families are involved in their children's early childhood education, children may experience greater success once they enter elementary school (Miedel & Reynolds, 1999). We define educational involvement of families as activities that parents conduct at home and in early childhood settings to directly or indirectly support their children's learning. These activities can be conducted individually or through parent peer networks. Research shows that preliminary evidence that family involvement in young children's education may contribute not only to a smooth transition to elementary school for children, but also for parents, by helping to prepare them for later involvement in their children's learning. Another research suggests that family involvement in education can boost young children's academic success (Henderson & Berla, 1994; Izzo, Weissbert, Kasprow & Fendrich, 1999; Marcon, 1999; Powell, 1989). Research also suggests that the transition between early childhood and elementary school can be a crucial period in children's development (Pianta, Rimm-Kauffman & Cox 1999).
- Created: Monday, 21 July 2014 18:48
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English is the main way of communication in most of the parts of the world. It is a medium of instruction in most of the educational institutes in and outside of Bangladesh. Students who want to achieve higher education must know English. Even economic development of a country largely depends on the use of English. English is taught as a compulsory subject across primary, secondary and higher secondary levels of education in Bangladesh. In real life, we need to speak fluently in English for communication. I worked in a non-government organization in education section and there I had to work on computer aided language learning. At that time I marked that students are more interested in technology as it helps them to get the message clearly through visualization and to know and listen to the exact pronunciation. So, technology helps students to develop their language skills properly in an interesting way.