Issues of preschool parental education in Hong Kong in the twenty-first century

Mei Sheung Christine CHAN

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Abstract

This article is concerned with parental involvement and participation in preschool education in Hong Kong. Based on the experience gained from a parental education programme, it is argued that three issues are crucial in the development of parental education: (1) an ecological approach to recognise the nature of parental education; (2) parental involvement as an indicator of school performance; and (3) training teachers or relevant professionals to work with parents from diverse families. In response to the changing nature of families’ and children’s growth and development in Hong Kong, preschool parental education in the twenty-first century has a special mission and vision regarding parental involvement and participation. This article indicates that the empowerment issue of parents and teachers has evidently been addressed by a belief in the notion of ‘people participation for development and improvement’. Copyright © 2004 Symposium Journals Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-263
JournalContemporary Issues in Early Childhood
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

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Hong Kong
twenty-first century
Education
participation
education
parents
preschool education
Parents
teacher training
empowerment
Growth and Development
teacher
school
performance
experience

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Chan, C. M. S. (2004). Issues of preschool parental education in Hong Kong in the twenty-first century. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 5(2), 257-263. doi: 10.2304/ciec.2004.5.2.12