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ERIC Number: EJ757635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Early Childhood Technology Education: A Sociocultural Perspective
Siu, Kin Wai Michael; Lam, Mei Seung
Early Childhood Education Journal, v32 n6 p353-358 Jun 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 education in Hong Kong as a case study, this paper argues that to be successful in planning and implementing a technology curriculum, we cannot consider only the technological aspects. We also need to take into consideration the social and cultural factors. Among various social and cultural factors, this paper focuses on: (a) the background of the students and their parents, (b) society's perceptions of technology, and (c) society's expectations of children who learn about technology, and (d) the approach and method of teaching and learning technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong