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Parents' expectations of pre-school education

  • Parents' expectations of pre-school education
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • 2004
    • Hong Kong
    • 1997.7 onwards
    • Pre-Primary Education
  • Pre-school parents' expectations have considerable influence on the early childhood curriculum. With better understanding of what parents expect for their children from pre-school provisions, constructive partnerships between school and parents could be established. This paper examines parents' expectations of pre-school education with reference to a small-scale study conducted in Hong Kong. Parents' understanding of the purposes of pre-school education and their curriculum expectations were investigated through interviews. Results of the eighteen parents' interviews showed that only a small number of these parents had high expectations on their pre-school children, which was different from some of the previous Hong Kong reports but was in line with a large scale survey conducted by a local pre-school education service provider. The nursery parents seemed to be less demanding on academic learning and showed more concern on learning self-care skills than the kindergarten parents. There was no obvious difference in expectations between parents with high and low education levels.
    [Copyright © 2004 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.]
    • English
  • Journal Articles
    • 1682878X
  • 2015-03-26

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