Journal of Advances in Humanities and Social Sciences
Journal ISSN: 2414-3111
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Received: 15 April 2016
Accepted: 11 June 2017
Published: xxxxxx
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  • The needs of different types of family in preschools in Taiwan

Shu-Jung Lin, Sung-Ho Yang

Published online: 2017


The purpose of this study was to clarify the needs different types of family in Taiwan have for preschools. It is expected that the results will help preschools set up learning environments which meet children’s learning and needs of the different types of family. Stratiϐied random sampling was used to recruit 272 dual-income families, 154 single-parent families, 117 skipped-generation families, 142 new-immigrant families, and 62 others. The results indicate that single-parent families need “ϐlexible services”, the newimmigrant families need “various talents”, the dual-income families need “life education” and “home-school relationship”. These ϐindings suggest that preschools which understand the differing needs of different family types will be in a better position to implement a program which not only gives due consideration to the education and welfare of the children themselves, but also satisϐies the family’s needs.