Parent-Educator Source, Conflict and Solution

Parents from certain cultures may expect a more structured curriculum for children’s learning and request homework, testing and more worksheets. On the other end of the spectrum parents from other cultures may express the need for a more play-based curriculum.  

Ensuring that all parents will be happy with every aspect of the curriculum will not always be possible. Parents should always have access to the curriculum, guidelines and ideologies of the setting. The job as the educator is to have a strong understanding of this and work with parents to understand the benefits of the curriculum that has been put in place. As long as communication of why this curriculum was chosen and demonstrations of how the children are learning from it are provided, that is the most the educator can do.