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ERIC Number: EJ1166465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Group Exercise in Chinese Preschools in an Era of Child-Centered Pedagogy
Liu, Chang; Tobin, Joseph
Comparative Education Review, v62 n1 p5-30 Feb 2018
"Guangbo ticao" (group exercise) is a daily routine in Chinese preschools characterized by collectivity, discipline, and conformity. In this article we explore the question of why "guangbo ticao" has survived in an era of progressive educational reform in contemporary China. We use interviews with Chinese preschool teachers and children to argue that "guangbo ticao" is an implicit embodied practice that carries traditional Chinese cultural, ethical, and aesthetic beliefs, produces distinct meanings and pleasures, and meets important social needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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