Role of Parents in Pre-Primary Education: An Exploration of Parental Awareness & Involvement in Bangladesh on Pre-Primary Education.
AuthorAli, Shabnam Barkat
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This paper informs the degree of parental awareness of pre-primary education by analyzing the parental awareness and viewpoint regarding pre-primary education along with understanding the factors that influence their awareness and perception. This was a qualitative study which used two methods of data collection- focus group discussions and in-depth interviews. The focus groups were done with parents of ECE children. These parents were categorized into two groups based on their income level where one group was from a humble and wealthy background to gain an understanding of their perspective and knowledge regarding preschool education. The study revealed relevant stakeholder viewpoints, expectations and hiccups regarding the existing pre-primary education system of the country. Such revelations hold the potential to contribute to bringing a key change in improving the quality and accessibility of education being provided. The findings suggest significant heterogeneity between private and public pre-primary centers concerning facilities and resources. The numbers in awareness and understanding also indicate a gap due to financial status and accessibilities.