基礎教育學報



香港家長為子女選擇小學的考慮因素

2005.第14卷第1期(Vol. 14 No. 1).pp. 1–21
 

香港家長為子女選擇小學的考慮因素

Factors That Hong Kong Parents Consider When They Choose Primary Schools for Their Children

許慧珠、譚偉明、余可茵(Wai-Chu HUI, Frank Wai-Ming TAM, & Hoi-Yan YU)

摘要

學校為了長遠發展,必須瞭解家長對學校教育的期望,方能提供符合家長需要的教育方案。本研究探索香港家長替子女選擇小學的考慮因素,讓小學教育工作者反思其教育服務是否能滿足家長的需要。研究採用質性研究中的訪談法,對象是2003/2004年度就讀幼稚園高班的學生家長。研究發現,不同社經背景的家長為子女選校時,大都重視愉快學習、教師素養、教學過程、課程內容、宗教、家庭與學校距離等因素。然而,這些因素的考慮卻與家庭擁有的資本有關。

Abstract

In order to achieve sustainable development and to provide appropriate educational programs that will meet parents' needs, a school must understand the expectations of parents about school education. By exploring the factors that parents consider when choosing primary schools for their children, the present study aims to facilitate primary educators to reflect upon whether their education programs can meet parents' needs. This study employs qualitative interview method, and the targets are parents whose children are studying in kindergarten K3 classes in the 2003-2004 school year. Findings suggest that parents from different social backgrounds would consider factors such as pleasurable learning, teacher quality, teaching process, curriculum content, religious affiliation and home-school distance when they choose primary schools for their children, but the way they consider these factors and the relative importance, are very much determined by the capitals they possess.