Today is the Global Day of Parents, an occasion to honor parents around the world for their lifelong dedication to nurture their children.
Parents and extended families have the most direct and lasting impact on children's learning and play a key role in supporting their education.
Research shows that when parents are involved in their children’s education, children are more engaged with their school work, stay in school longer, and achieve better learning outcomes. This also translates into longer-term economic and social benefits.
Even though the role of a parent in their children’s education evolves as children get older, it’s important to remember that parents remain role models. Their attitudes towards education can both inspire children and empower them as they go through their own educational journey.
The Global Partnership for Education believes that parents should be actively involved in their children’s education, and be part of efforts of ensuring that all children receive a quality education.