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Li, Yuen Ling – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
Kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong are often criticised for not putting early childhood education theory into practice after their in-service training. It appears that they may be too concerned about academic work and discipline in the classroom and neglect to create a coherent vision of early childhood education. It might be suggested that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Lam, Stella Wai Man; Wright, Susan – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
This article examines the multifaceted nature of pre-primary music teachers' and supervisors' beliefs and practices in music education. It focuses on the general process of creativity (particularly as applied to music education); the classroom setting and how it influences the way music educators approach teaching and learning; and the structuring…
Descriptors: Music Education, Creative Activities, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Chan, Christine Mei Sheung – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
This article is concerned with parental involvement and participation in preschool education in Hong Kong. Based on the experience gained from a parental education programme, it is argued that three issues are crucial in the development of parental education: (1) an ecological approach to recognise the nature of parental education; (2) parental…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parent Education, Preschool Education, Parent Participation