n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Families enjoying Maths together - organising a family Maths event

Volume 2015, Issue 19
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


As early as 197 4, Bronfenbrenner wrote about the importance of family involvement in child development, particularly with regard to the success of intervention programmes. Evidence indicates that the family is the most effective and economical system for fostering and sustaining the development of a child. The evidence indicates further that the involvement of the child's family as an active participant is critical to the success of any intervention programme. Without such family involvement, any effects of intervention, at least in the cognitive sphere, appear to erode fairly rapidly once the programme ends (Bronfenbrenner, 1974).

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