ERIC Number: EJ1051252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Hong Kong Pre-Primary Education in Transition: "Consultation Document of the Working Party on Harmonisation of Pre-Primary Services"
Lee, Kenneth Siu Woo; Na, Anna Yeung On; Yee, Wong Shuk
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v5 n1 p95-105 2004
Hong Kong's most recent education reform proposal is the "Consultation Document of the Working Party on Harmonisation of Pre-primary Services" ("Consultation Document".) This examines the feasibility of combining kindergarten and childcare centres and having one single body regulating them. It has stimulated great responses from the early childhood education sector. As one of the major training institutions for kindergarten teachers and childcare workers, the faculty and students of the Hong Kong Baptist University have had extensive discussions on the "Consultation Document" with experts in the sector. This article reviews the development and rationales of the "Consultation Document" and examines its recommendations on teacher training, subsidy schemes, and transition arrangements. The authors' views and counter-proposals are also discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Consultation Programs, Position Papers, Educational Development, Educational Policy, Feasibility Studies, Kindergarten, Child Care Centers, Administrative Organization, Educational Objectives, Educational Finance, Standards, Academic Standards, Financial Support, Teacher Student Ratio, Teacher Qualifications, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong