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Lee, I-Fang – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
For governments around the world, conceptualizing early childhood education and care as a site for an early start on educational, social, and economic investments has become a dominant trend of educational planning. Educational policies, both locally and globally, reflect the effects of a neoliberal political economic reasoning system. Voucher…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Planning, Freedom, Early Childhood Education
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Tseng, Chao-Ling – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
The popularity and desirability of English language education has become somewhat unbeatable in Taiwan. This article seeks to understand the multiple threads of reasoning systems that come together to constitute and sustain the desirability of English learning. It conceptualizes that language education is more than teaching and learning a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hsieh, Ming-Fang – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
This study aims to examine the implementation and application of the revised guidelines for developmentally appropriate practice in the care and education of young children in Taiwan. Child-centered philosophy was introduced to Taiwan 30 years ago, but numerous research studies report that Taiwanese early childhood teachers often encounter…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Educational Practices, Developmentally Appropriate Practices