Harbhajanlal, Anandani Shashi. (1994). A Study of Attitudes of Parents and their Children Towards the Learning of Hindi at the Secondary Level. Unpublished. Ph.D., Education. University of Mumbai.
The objectives of study were: (1) To know the attitude of parents of the children at secondary levels towards Hindi learning. (2) To study the attitude of children at secondary level towards learning of Hindi. (3) To study the views received from parents and children. (4) Comparative study of children’s opinion of VIII, IX and X standard. (5) Suggestions for the remedies of the problems raised by the children and their parents.
The sample comprised of 600 parents and 1865 students from four medium (English, Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati) schools of Bombay.
The tools used were: two types of questionnaires (one for parents and one for students).
The researcher used survey method. Percentages were calculated for the collected data.
The findings of study were: (1) Most of the parents like Hindi. Most of them have accepted that knowledge of Hindi is a must to enjoy maximum entertainment. They feel that Hindi is one with Indian culture and helps in Adhyatmic development. (2) Most of the students say that it is an easy language, is a contact language and is a must for day-to-day life and personality development. (3) Younger children’s inclination is towards their mother tongue. Maximum percent (99.5%) of IX standard children have a liking for Hindi. Most of the children consider Hindi as an easy language. 91% of Marathi medium students have opined in favor of Hindi. Almost all the children feel proud in learning Hindi.
Keyword(s): Attitudes, Parents, Learning of Hindi, Secondary Level