• Renuka Chandel TGT (Non-Medical); Govt. Middle School Chailly, Shimla


parental involvement, school management committee, middle School, RTE


This paper deals with parental involvement in rural middle school in term of students’ enrollment, attendance, utilization of allotted funds and development of infrastructures. Case study method to study the involvement of the parents through school management committee towards school education in rural middle school was adopted by the investigator. First, functions, role and responsibilities of SMC were highlighted. Then involvement of parents through SMC in students’ enrolment, students’ attendance and in availability of infrastructure and teaching-learning process was studied. Finally, educational implications and suggestions were given for the smooth functioning of schools.


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Renuka Chandel. (2018). PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN RURAL MIDDLE SCHOOL –A CASE STUDY. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 4(8). Retrieved from