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Parents play an important rolein children’s education. Parents’ expectations and evaluation of kindergartenteachers could foster the collaboration between kindergarten teachers andparents. However, parents’ voice has largely been ignored in empiricalresearch. The purpose of the present study is to reveal 3 - 6 years old children’sparents’ perceptions about 1 the importance of new kindergarten teacherstandards and 2 their perceptions about kindergarten teachers’ mastery ofthese standards. In this study, considering China’s new Kindergarten TeacherProfessional Standards 2012 has been defined and implemented recently. Chinais used as a case based on a survey of 423 parents. The results show that-respect- and -love- to children are the most important competencies. Parentsspeak highly of teachers’ mastery levels. Both parental expectations to theirchildren and family involvements are significant impact factors to parents’cognition and assessment of kindergarten teachers’ competencies.

KEYWORDS

Kindergarten Teacher, Parents, Preschool Education, Standards

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Cui, Z. , Valcke, M. and Vanderlinde, R. 2016 Empirical Study of Parents’ Perceptions of Preschool Teaching Competencies in China. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4, 1-7. doi: 10.4236-jss.2016.42001.





Autor: Zhuo Cui, Martin Valcke, Ruben Vanderlinde

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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