Our first educational building blocks – the role of the home
Volume 19 Number 2
Published in 2021 by Human Sciences Research Council
Cycles: TIMSS 2019
Learners’ success does not begin on the first day of school – it is founded on early engagements facilitated by parents and caregivers. The learning environment that is created at home shapes children’s social and cognitive development, as well as their achievement and attitudes towards education. Sylvia Hannan and Andrea Juan use
grade 5 data from the 2019 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to explore the home context of South African primary school learners.