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Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Cheung, Alan Chi Keung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Using a holistic support framework, this study investigated teachers' conceptions of effective play-based learning development and how their perceptions of its effectiveness related to whole-child development. Data were collected from a mixed method study. A total of 286 questionnaires from 50 Hong Kong kindergartens were collected and then 29…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Play, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes
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Fung, Wing-kai; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This study investigated the moderating effect of gender on the causal relationships between different school play activities (pretend and non-pretend play) and social competence in peer interactions among a sample of Hong Kong children. Participants were 60 Hong Kong preschoolers (mean age = 5.44, 36.67% female). Children with matched home pretend…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Interpersonal Competence, Gender Differences, Play
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Chen, Jennifer J.; Liang, Xiaoting – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This study investigated the extent to which preschool teachers and children (ages 4-6) used literal and inferential language within the context of whole-group instruction in four kindergarten classrooms in Hong Kong. A total of 20 sessions of videotaped classroom observations of linguistic interactions between teachers and children were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Li, Yuen Ling – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Several leadership approaches have been advocated as effective ways of bringing about substantial changes in practices. "Instructional" or "transactional leadership" describes the qualities of a leader who provides the vision and impetus for change. In contrast, "transformational leadership" refers to those whose…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership, Educational Change, Teacher Leadership
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Siu, Kin Wai Michael; Lam, Mei Seung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
Although computer assisted learning (CAL) is becoming increasingly popular, people with visual impairment face greater difficulty in accessing computer-assisted learning facilities. This is primarily because most of the current CAL facilities are not visually impaired friendly. People with visual impairment also do not normally have access to…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education
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Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie; Ebbeck, Marjory – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This paper reports on a cross-cultural research study of children's preferences for group musical activities in child care centres. A total of 228 young children aged 4-5 years in seven child care centres in Hong Kong and in the Adelaide City of South Australia participated in the study. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected via a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Music Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Li, Yuen Ling – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
This paper reports a study on classroom organization, carried out in 2000 in kindergartens in Hong Kong. The findings contribute to understandings of current cross-cultural studies on classroom organization. Half-day session classroom observations of nine kindergarten teachers from three schools in Hong Kong were carried out. Data sources included…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Cross Cultural Studies, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Siu, Kin Wai Michael; Lam, Mei Seung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
We are living in a fast-changing, technology-driven world, where technology affects the daily lives of every person, directly or indirectly. While the importance of providing young children with technological knowledge and experience has been well-recognized, how the curriculum should be developed deserves greater study. Using early childhood…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns, Cultural Influences