CE  Vol.6 No.12 , July 2015
An Investigation on Parents’ Satisfaction Evaluation on the Policies of Preschool Education in West China
Author(s) Weihai Liao1,2, Xiaoping Yang1
ABSTRACT
Basically popularizing preschool education is one of the most important duties for the government in mainland China in 2010-2020, but governments at all levels in West China are facing many challenges: difficult admission, expensive admission and low quality of preschool. Shaanxi Province was selected as a sample to look into these problems from the viewing angle of parents. 1980 parents from 66 public and private kindergartens in Shaanxi Province were investigated by using questionnaires, whose reliability and validity were tested. The results show that as a whole, parents are more satisfactory with the progress of popularization of preschool education in West China. The problem about difficult admission of preschool has been eased. Much progress has been made in solving the problem about expensive admission. Quality of preschool has been improved significantly. According to the parents’ needs, wishes and expectations and the actual situation of West China, on the future policy formulation and implementation, Chinese Central Government and governments at all levels in West China should focus on expanding preschool education resources, adjusting the structure of private kindergartens and public kindergartens, improving the fund input mechanism, advancing the quality of kindergartens and enhancing home-kindergarten cooperation.

Cite this paper
Liao, W. and Yang, X. (2015) An Investigation on Parents’ Satisfaction Evaluation on the Policies of Preschool Education in West China. Creative Education, 6, 1407-1415. doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.612141.
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