Parents to be surveyed on education system
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.