PARENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF PRIMARY SCHOOL TOWARDS ONLINE LEARNING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC PERIOD
The problem of this thesis was concerned to Parents’ Perceptions of Primary School towards Online Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic Period: A Case Study in SD N 9 Lubai Ulu. The objective of this study was to find out The Parents’ Perceptions of Primary School towards Online Learning and to find out the factors that influence the student’s ability in writing descriptive text of the eighth-grade students of SD N 9 Lubai Ulu. The writers used descriptive method to conduct this study. Then, the population of this study was all of parent of students at SD N 9 Lubai Ulu. Next, the writers used simple random sampling technique to get the sample; the total of the sample was 86 parents. The writer used test and questionnaire in collecting the data. Based on the finding, the writers concluded that the students’ parents of SD N 9 Lubai Ulu thought that using Whatsapp as platform online learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic Period was not effective for their children. Most of them gave negative answer for each statement. The answer of strongly disagree and disagree were become their major answer of the questionnaire given. Based on the mean score of perception, the students’ parents of SD N 9 Lubai Ulu was in disagree category. It’s mean that using online learning platform, by whatapps application is not suitable for primary school.