|dc.description.abstract||The research is based on the Early childhood educators and parental perspectives towards the national preschool curriculum in Sri Lanka. Hence, the primary objective of this study was to understand the different perceptions of both teachers and parents.
As this research is based on qualitative research, the researcher used two methods such as interview and ranking methods to explore the participants' perception of this study. The study based on two preschools and used the convenient sampling method to conduct the study due to the easy accessibility of finding information. Parents and teachers were the two categories selected from these preschools to conduct the interview and ranking method. To conduct the interviews, I created two sets of interview guides for both participants. The ranking method was based on the seven areas such as proper government guidance, introduce best teaching methodology to teach the curriculum, introduce an English medium national preschool curriculum, practice letter writing in the preschool, Children needs more activity-based curriculum, Curriculum should be nature-based and preschool curriculum should change according to the modern children. The participants were given the chance to rate the most important to least by using 1-7 numbers.
Three theories were used in this study such as social constructionism, risk society, and different curriculum methods. These theories helped me to analyze the participants' perceptions from a broader perspective. However, it is found that research participants' perceptions have been shaped according to their society and culture. By considering the future of their children most teachers and parents have given their ideas to enhance the preschool curriculum through proper government guidance. They also emphasize the significance of letter-writing practices, English medium curriculum in order to succeed their children’s future.||