Konstantinidou Eleni, Griva Eleni, Stamou Anastasia: Immigrant parents’ views on their children’s linguistic, cognitive and social development

Abstract
 
The aim of this study was to record Albanian parents’ views on their children’s L1 (first language) and L2 (second language) development as well as the role of primary school on their children’s cognitive and social development. Moreover, an attempt was made to explore parents’ attitudes towards their involvement in their children’s in-school and out-of-school activities as well as their stance on their collaboration with school community. 40 immigrant parents of Albanian origin living in the wider area of Florina participated in the study. Their views were recorded via semi-structured interviews. The data were analyzed qualitatively based on: a) the Miles and Huberman’s analysis framework, b) the Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis.