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Yang, Weipeng – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
School leadership plays a critical role in providing appropriate and sustainable curriculum practices. However, there remain significant knowledge gaps in understanding early childhood curriculum leadership in Chinese contexts. In order to examine early childhood curriculum leadership in such contexts, this study analyses and interprets data from…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development, Leadership Responsibility, Preschool Curriculum
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Chan, Angel – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article advocates for fluid pedagogies that align with the transnational parenting practices of immigrant families. New Zealand is now considered to be a superdiverse country with a large population of immigrants. This superdiversity phenomenon can therefore also be found in its early childhood education settings. Research has indicated that…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Asians, Parenting Styles, Foreign Countries
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Huang, Pingting; Szente, Judit – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
This article provides information about children's creativity in the People's Republic of China. More specifically, it introduces the Chinese cultural and social background along with the school and family environments as they relate to young children's creativity. The article also provides some suggestions for schools and families to foster…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Children, Cultural Background
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Deans, Jan; Brown, Robert – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
The established place of the arts within early childhood education is rarely questioned. Nevertheless, social, cultural and political shifts in values, beliefs and practices impact on approaches to the arts, as early childhood practitioners grapple with increasingly complex views on how children learn and what factors impact on their learning.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Art Education, Case Studies, Educational Change
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Wu, Fang; Li, Xingbang; Wei, Quihong – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
Through the 2002 Early Childhood Education Initiative, Shouguang City in the Shandong province of China expanded its early childhood education program to include children below the age of three. The strategies which were applied to ensure the successful implementation of the program included: (1) creating a three-tiered professional development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Farrell, Lynn – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
The concept for the piloting of a contemporary early childhood kindergarten in China was visualised by the chief executive officer of TMC Academy, Dr Chin, in July 2002 when he participated in a Singaporean-led mission to Liaoning Province in China. Shenyang Creative Kindergarten is the result of that concept. It opened for children in September…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Administrators
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Choi, Hyewon Park; Won, Young Mee; Lee, Kwee-Ock – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
The purpose of this study was to explore the extent of children's access to media and the relation between the use of media and language development, including its determinants, among Korean-Chinese bilingual children in Yanji, China. Questionnaires were answered by 258 grade four students and their parents. The results indicated that these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism