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ERIC Number: ED450010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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The Impact of Social Class on Development of Home-School Relations in Hong Kong.
Ng, Shun Wing
Encouraging parents to participate in school education to improve home-school relations is one of the prime focuses in the current education reform movement in Hong Kong. However, there is a paucity of empirical studies on how parental involvement in school is affected by parental social status. This study reports the thoughts and perceptions of four parents of the middle and working class on their involvement in the schooling process of their children. By comparing the practice of how they are involved, eight categories of proposition emerged from the data. Findings indicate that parents of the working class are in a less favorable situation in participating in school activities. And there are different types of attitudes toward involvement in school education among parents of different social classes. It is hoped that school personnel and the Education Department of Hong Kong can develop appropriate strategies to promote home-school cooperation so that parents of different social classes can have equal chances to participate in the schooling process of their children. (Contains 38 references.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong