Academic Leadership: The Online Journal


Subhash Barman


Parental education plays an important link for intergenerational mobility. Parental education is, of course, one aspect of family background that influences children’s subsequent achievement as adults. The general view is that the higher educated parents provide adequate environment, which facilitates their children’s opportunities for educational attainments. There is also a positive relationship between parental education, especially mother’s education, and educational attainment of children. Corwyn and Bradely (2002) found that maternal education had the most consistent direct influence on children’s cognitive and behavioural outcomes with some indirect influence through a cognitively stimulating home environment.