London: Indian parents are among the world’s most keen to spend time with their children on schoolwork and are also the most optimistic about education standards in the country, a new worldwide education study has revealed.
The ‘Global Parents Survey’, commissioned by UK-based Varkey Foundation compared attitudes and priorities of over 27,000 parents across 29 countries.
Indian parents emerged as the most likely to help their children with their education at 95 per cent and they also reported to spend longer helping their children with schoolwork, with 62 per cent spending seven or more hours a week.
This contrasts with parents in the UK, who are much less likely to spend more than an hour per day helping with their children’s schoolwork.
Among other key findings, nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Indian parents said that education standards have improved in the last 10 years, higher than any other country surveyed and 87 per cent of Indian parents rated the quality of teaching at their child’s school as good, compared with a global average of 78 per cent.