The present paperÂ analyzes the mediation role of the parents in their childrenâ€™s education. It shows a predictive model that includes parentalÂ education style and their trust in the interactive media for their childrenâ€™s acquisition of critical cognitive abilities. It also identifiesÂ the personal and contextual factors that are related to the parental education style.
The model was tested on a representativeÂ sample of 765 families from the Madrid Community selected on the educational level, center type, and district income bases.
ItÂ was found that childrenâ€™s educational level is the factor of greatest impact on the acquisition of critical abilities. Nevertheless, asÂ parents adopt a less restrictive style regarding the uses of Internet, there is a more positive influence on the acquisition of criticalÂ abilities independently of the age effect. The results question the role of parental restrictions on the use of the interactive mediaÂ to encourage the education of critical citizens.
- Dr. MarĂa SĂˇnchez-Valle, Brechaymayores Research group, PROVULDIG programme.Â CEU San Pablo University (Spain)
- Dr. Belinda de-Frutos-Torres,University of Valladolid (Spain)
- Dr. Tamara VĂˇzquez-Barrio. CEICIN Research group.Â PROVULDIG Programme. CEU San Pablo UniversityÂ (Spain)