Are parents prepared to be involved in children's education?

Shun Wing NG

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Promoting home-school relations is one of the aims of education reforms in Hong Kong. This paper contains research data collected through qualitative methods aiming at capturing the thoughts and perceptions of twelve parents in three primary schools in Hong Kong so as to explore whether they are psychologically prepared for being involved in their children’s education. Findings indicate that parents demonstrated low degree of cognitive and affective readiness for participating in school. To promote parent-school collaboration, it is important to consider the influence of Chinese culture on parent involvement. The paper also serves to provide scholars with academic insights for further investigation and policy makers with practical knowledge in developing appropriate strategies to promote homeschool relations. Copyright © 2001 New Horizons in Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-106
JournalNew Horizons in Education
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001


Ng, S. W. (2001). Are parents prepared to be involved in children's education? New Horizons in Education, 44, 98-106.


  • Primary Education
  • Educational Policy and Management
  • 家長準備參與學校教育嗎?
  • 家長有準備參與學校教育嗎?


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