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ERIC Number: EJ872981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
The Note of Discord: Examining Educational Perspectives between Teachers and Korean Parents in the U. S.
Kwon, Kyee Yum; Suh, Younjung; Bang, Yoo-Seon; Jung, Jeesun; Moon, Seungho
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n3 p497-506 Apr 2010
This study examined and compared the educational perspectives of Korean parents of elementary school students and their teachers. 430 parents and 143 teachers in the New York metropolitan area participated in the survey and 16 teachers, administrators, and parents were interviewed. The findings indicated that the teachers not only misunderstood the parents' perspectives on the goals of schooling, but also underestimated the parents' ways of supporting their children's education. Regarding the current school/teacher practices, the two groups also expressed different perspectives. We discussed the urgency of educators' critical reflection on diverse cultures and the considerations for increasing parents' school involvement. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York