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Parent-Teacher Home Visit Program

  G.O.26, Dt.31.05.2024-Parent-Teacher Home Visit Program

School   Education   -  Enhancing   the  Academic    Performance  of  students studying from  Classes 1-12 in Government Schools  and Colleges  • Implementation  of  "Parent-Teacher  Home  Visit  Program"  in  the  State from  the Academic  Year 2024-25 - Orders  - Issued


 The  Government of Andhra  Pradesh  is  committed to enhancing  the quality  of education  and  ensuring  that  students  in  Government  schools and colleges  are equipped  with the skills  necessary to succeed  in a  rapidly changing world. The  20" century was  characterized  by efforts to provide access  to  basic  education  and  essential  amenities  to  all  students.  In contrast,   the   21°   century   focuses    on   quality   and   the   continuous improvement  of student  outcomes.  Quality  education  is now synonymous with employability, and with global  demographic changes,  Indians  have  a unique  opportunity  to excel.

2.       It  is  imperative  that quality  consciousness starts  in  Class  1, which can   only    be   achieved    through   the   active   involvement   of  teachers, parents,  and students.  Parental  involvement  in education  has been shown to significantly enhance  academic  outcomes.  Dr Joyce  Epstein from  Johns Hopkins    University   found    that  students   whose   parents   are   actively engaged   in  their education  tend  to achieve  higher  grades, attend  school more   regularly,   and   are  more  likely  to  graduate  and   pursue  higher education.    Additionally,    Dr   William    Jeynes    from     California    State University,  Long Beach,  demonstrated that parental  involvement leads to better  student  behavior,  increased  motivation,  and  higher self-esteem, which  are  critical  factors  for academic  success.

 3.       Effective parent-teacher collaboration is also essential for creating a supportive learning environment. Dr. Anne Henderson from the National Committee  for  Citizens  in  Education  conducted  research  showing   that schools   with   strong   parent-teacher   partnerships   have   students  who perform  better  academically  and  exhibit  improved  social  skills. Furthermore,  Dr  Karen  Mapp  from   Harvard  University  highlighted  that regular,  meaningful  communication  between  parents  and teachers fosters a  deeper  understanding of students' needs and progress, leading to more personalized and effective  educational  strategies.

 4.       Studies  have shown  that teachers visiting  students'  homes  can have a  significant positive impact on educational outcomes.  Dr.  Karen  L. Mapp from   Harvard   University  found   that  home   visits  by  teachers  lead  to increased   student  attendance  rates  and  higher   academic   performance. Students  whose  teachers  conducted   home  visits  were  found   to  have  a

24%  higher  attendance  rate  and improved  grades compared  to those  who did not receive  such visits. Additionally, research by Dr Steven Sheldon  at Johns   Hopkins    University   revealed    that   home   visits   strengthen   the relationship  between  parents  and  teachers,  leading  to  better communication  and  collaboration, which  in turn  positively affects student engagement  and  achievement.  These  studies  underscore the  importance of the  Parent-Teacher  Home  Visit  Program  in enhancing  the  educational experiences and outcomes for students.

 5.       Parent-teachers  Home  Visit  Program  in  Govt.  schools  of  the  USA and  Australia,  is  one  of the  best  practices  in  enriching  the  coordination between the parents and teachers, in addressing the learning gaps of the children.  The  'Parent-Teacher  Home   Visit'  programme  is  a   tried  and tested  formula for  improving the  quality  of  education.  The evidence  from the USA and Australia suggests that two visits throughout the year by the class  teachers  under  the  parent-teacher  home  visit  program,  increased the  academic   performance  of  the  students  by  13%  and  attendance  by 24%.

  6.       Recognizing  the  critical  role  of  Parents  in their children's  education, the Government, after careful examination, have decided  to introduce the "Parent-Teacher  Home  Visit  Program",  in  all  the  Schools  and  Colleges, from   the  Academic   Year  2024-25.  This   program   proposes  that  class teachers visit each student's home  twice a  year, once in June and once in January.   These   visits   should    be   one-to-one   and   scheduled    at   the convenience of the  parents.  The  purpose  of these  visits  is  to prepare  a personalized academic  progress plan for each student and revise  the plan during  the  second visit.  This initiative  aims to  actively  involve  parents  in their  children's  education,   thereby  enhancing    academic  outcomes  and fostering  a  collaborative  educational  environment.  Visits  will  be scheduled at  times  convenient  for the  parents.  Teachers will  coordinate  with  parents to  arrange  visits  during  times  that suit  the  parents'  schedules,   ensuring minimal  disruption  to their  daily  routines.  Flexibility  in  scheduling  will  be a  priority  to accommodate  parents'  work  and  personal  commitments.

 7.       Accordingly,   the   Government,   after   careful   examination,   hereby order to  implementation  of the "Parent-Teacher  Home  Visit  Program",  in all  Government Schools  and  Colleges  from  the Academic   Year 2024-25 to enhance  the  Academic   Performance  of  the  students  studying  classes  1  to

12.  The  key guidelines for the  implementation  are  as follows:•

                   Frequency:  Class teachers  will  visit each  student's  home  twice  a year.

•   Timing:  The first visit will  be in June,  and the  second  visit will  be in


•        June  Visit:  During  the  June  visit,  the  class  teacher will  develop   a personalized academic  progress plan  based on the student's performance  and needs.

•        January  Visit:   In  January,  the  teacher will  revisit  and  revise  the academic  progress  plan  based  on  the  student's  progress  and  any new developments.

•        Personalization:   Each  visit will  focus  on  creating  and  revising  a personalized academic  progress  plan.

•        Convenience:  Visits  will  be scheduled  at  times convenient  for the parents.

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