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ERIC Number: EJ809809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
The Development of Early Childhood Education in Rural Areas in China
Zhao, Lin; Hu, Xinyun
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v28 n2 p197-209 Jul 2008
Early childhood education has developed greatly in rural areas in China since the 1980s. Recognising the status of early childhood education as "the foundation of basic education", the authorities in China have set up challenging objectives for rural areas. However, the development of early childhood education in these areas has been facing tremendous difficulties and challenges. This paper provides an overview of such development in the past 25 years. Issues of policies, funding, curriculum and the status of rural teachers will be addressed. Further, a case study of early childhood provision in Northwest China, Gao Village (Gao Cun), will be presented as an example of the development and challenges in a typical remote rural village in China. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China