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Definition, Structure, and Formation of Parental Expectations: Literature Analysis

Inese Barone
University of Latvia, Latvia

Abstract. Parents, teachers, and students are important partners in education collaboration. Parent expectations are a prerequisite for a student to achieve the set academic goals, emphasizing the supportive role of home environment in education. The learning process does not end in school, but continues at home- spending time with parents, traveling, or attending cultural events.
In the field of education sciences, the question of expectations of educational partners and the factors that influence and promote students’ learning achievements; as well as the factors that hinder them, has been extensively studied. Expectations of educational goals indicate the level of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that the student should achieve; provided that the expectations are motivating and directed towards achieving educational goals.
The question of this study is – what is the definition, structure and formation of parental expectations for a child’s basic education goals.
To explore the question of this study, the following methods are used: (1) Systematic analysis of literature and educational documents on parental expectations for a child’s educational goals – 271 units; (2) Content analysis – analysis of content and the keywords.
The aim of this study is to determine whether the definition, structure and formation of expectations revealed in the literature analysis correspond to parents’ views on the goals of education for their child.

Keywords: cooperation in education, educational expectations, educational objectives, educational partners, parental expectations

In: Human, Technologies and Quality of Education, 2023. Proceedings of Scientific Papers = Cilvēks, tehnoloģijas un izglītības kvalitāte, 2023. Rakstu krājums
Riga, University of Latvia, 2023. 796 p. Ed. L. Daniela
ISBN 978-9934-36-116-6