Parental Involvement in Students' English Writing Competence: A Model at Chinese Junior Middle School

  •  Hongqiong Sun    
  •  Sorabud Rungrojsuwan    


This paper provides an in-depth research into parental involvement at Chinese urban Junior Middle School. Parental involvement plays a substantial role in developing student’s English writing competence as long as parents are fully aware of skills of parental involvement. The present study constructs the model of parental involvement in terms of helping students’ English writing at Junior Middle School by qualitative interviews and documentation based on Brown’s parental formula in Chinese English learning context. Physical capital, together social capital and human capital will predict students’ English writing competence. The model demonstrates what may be included in Chinese parents’ physical capital, social capital and human capital in detail. However, the model is constructed from the perspectives of English writing in Chinese culture, hence it might be a good hint for parental involvement in Asian context.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9655
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9663
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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