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ERIC Number: EJ894277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
The New Workforce Generation: Understanding the Problems Facing Parental Involvement in Jordanian Kindergartens
Ihmeideh, Fathi; Khasawneh, Samer; Mahfouz, Safi; Khawaldeh, Moustafa
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v9 n2 p161?172 2008
This study aimed to investigate the problems facing parental involvement in Jordanian kindergartens from the parents' perspectives. A 36-item questionnaire that addressed five domains was designed by the researchers and distributed among the study participants. The study sample consisted of 297 parents of kindergarten children from various kindergartens in Amman. The results reveal that the main problem facing parental involvement was related to the kindergarten principals, followed by problems related to the kindergarten teachers, while the kindergarten facilities were the least serious problem. Also, the results indicate that there were statistically significant differences only with problems related to the kindergarten instructional program domain with regard to the parents' gender, while there were no differences attributed to the educational and economic levels of the parents. Based on these findings the researchers address a number of suggestions and recommendations for enhancing parental involvement in Jordanian kindergartens. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan