Par­ents to be sur­veyed on ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem

The Myanmar Times - - News - EI SHWE PHYU eish­we­phyu@mm­times.com

IN the hopes of boost­ing parental in­volve­ment in their child’s ed­u­ca­tion, teach­ers are con­duct­ing a sur­vey.

Par­ents will be asked to par­tic­i­pate in the pa­per-based ques­tion­naire, with teach­ers aim­ing to gain a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the is­sues faced by Myan­mar’s ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem as it read­ies it­self for re­form, in­clud­ing high dropout rates and a lack of parental sup­port.

The sur­vey, which will be con­ducted in Novem­ber, will be de­vel­oped by U Zaw Myo Hlaing, a sec­re­tary of the Myan­mar Teacher’s Fed­er­a­tion (MTF), an or­gan­i­sa­tion with mem­bers teach­ing at the ba­sic and higher ed­u­ca­tion, and other teach­ing fields.

“The in­put of par­ents is needed to suc­cess­fully ed­u­cate a child. Par­ents and teach­ers must work to­gether,” said U Zaw Myo Hlaing.

At least 3000 par­tic­i­pants are needed for the pa­per-based sur­vey, which will be de­vel­oped through­out Oc­to­ber.

“I will present my sur­vey pro­posal to the MTF. If they are un­able to as­sist me in con­duct­ing the sur­vey, I will un­der­take it along with my friends,” he added.

Once com­plete, the sur­vey re­sults will be col­lated and pre­sented to the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion and to an ed­u­ca­tion com­mit­tee in the hlut­taw, along with rec­om­men­da­tions on boost­ing parental in­volve­ment.

NGOs and INGOs work­ing in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor will also be in­formed of the sur­vey’s re­sults.

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