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Yim, Eunice Pui-yu – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
The conflicting education values in Hong Kong kindergartens and primary schools pose various challenges to kindergarten teachers in providing pupils with a smooth transition to primary school which requires collaboration from schools and families. This study explored these challenges as well as the benefits of a professional teacher training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Grade 1, School Readiness
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Lau, Eva Yi Hung; Li, Hui; Rao, Nirmala – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
This study developed and validated an instrument, the Chinese Early Parental Involvement Scale (CEPIS), that can be widely used in both local and international contexts to assess Chinese parental involvement in early childhood education. The study was carried out in two stages: (1) focus group interviews were conducted with 41 teachers and 35…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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Li, Hui; Wong, Ngai Chun Margaret – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2008
This study investigated how a set of newly developed indicators of early learning and teaching by the government, which was based on western ideology of child learning, was implemented in a Chinese context like Hong Kong. Twelve early childhood settings of 5747 children and 284 staff volunteered to implement the indicators within two years and the…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Professional Development
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Ebbeck, Marjory – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1995
Examined the views of both Chinese parents and Chinese teachers in Hong Kong concerning the purposes of early childhood education. Found that early childhood education in Hong Kong refers to kindergartens and nursery centers, and that this administrative division leads to community views whereby nurseries are perceived as being only child-minding…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries