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ERIC Number: ED413051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Parent View of Pre-school Content.
Johansson, Inge
This study examined ratings of program quality and cooperation made by parents and staff from three types of Swedish preschools: (1) run by the local government; (2) run by private parent cooperatives; and (3) private enterprises. Questionnaires with open-ended and closed questions were used to collect data. The same questions were asked once a year, between 1992 and 1994. Results indicated that parents were fairly satisfied with the quality of their child's preschool, with parents of children in the cooperative schools the most satisfied. Parents were most satisfied with their child's contact with the staff and their child's daily routines at the school. The aspect of school receiving the lowest rating by parents was the extent to which their child could rest at preschool. Staff regarded the quality of their services to be good. They were most critical of their ability to pay enough attention to individual children and the amount of time for excursions. Staff generally rated services higher than did parents, with the differences more marked in the preschools run by local governments and private enterprise than by parent cooperatives. Parents in parent cooperative preschools rated cooperation between parents and staff higher than the other types of preschools. PTA meetings did not receive high ratings for cooperation. Parents in local government run preschools and private enterprise preschools were least satisfied with the documentation of their child's work at school. Parents in smaller preschools were more satisfied with their influence on the content of the preschool than were parents in larger preschools. (Contains 17 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden