Perception of Parents on Programming Education in P-12 Schools

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2018)
Pages1485-1493
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

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Title22nd Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, GCCCE 2018
LocationSouth China Normal University
PlaceChina
CityGuangzhou
Period25 - 29 May 2018

Abstract

Programming education for young learners in P-12 schools is a global trend. However, there is little knowledge about parents’ perception on programming education. This study aims at investigating how parents perceive this trend in terms of their understanding, support and expectation. Six hundred and twenty-two and six hundred and thirteen parents completed survey questionnaires before and after joining the seminars/workshops that aimed to enhance their understanding of programming education respectively. Results of the study indicated that parents after joining either the seminars or workshops had a more positive perception of programming education in all three aspects. The results showed that if parents understand more about programming education, they tend to have greater support and more expectation of their children from programming education. This study also revealed that parents believe that programming is more essential for boys to learn than girls. The major considerations of parents were children’s interest of learning programming and the implementation of the curriculum. This study recommends schools to provide an interest driven curriculum for learners and organize seminars or workshops to enhance parents’ understanding and support of programming education.

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  • P-12 schools, parents, perception, programming education, survey study

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Perception of Parents on Programming Education in P-12 Schools. / KONG, Siu Cheung; LI, Robert Kwok-Yiu; KWOK, Ron Chi-Wai.

Proceedings of the 22nd Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2018). 2018. p. 1485-1493.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review