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ERIC Number: EJ816941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
New Horizons and Challenges in China's Public Schools for Parent Involvement
Gu, Wei
Education, v128 n4 p570-578 Sum 2008
Parent involvement is of critical import in the education field in the fast developing country, China. However, since child development and childhood education are still new areas in China, the knowledge of and concepts for improving parent involvement in China's public schools is still very limited. Due to certain cultural and historical backgrounds of China's education, Chinese parents are more likely to withdraw from school-based involvement but maintain supreme authority at home. This style of parent involvement needs to be changed. This article discusses the significant potentials of parent involvement in China's public school, and describes the distinctive styles and modes of Chinese parent involvement under the influence of Chinese culture and tradition. In addition, it examines and explains recent research studies of the potential factors that may impact and influence Chinese parent involvement and finally, provides selected recommendations to improve and redirect the parent involvement programs in China.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China