ERIC Number: EJ900143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Vouchers in Hong Kong: A New Milestone of Early Childhood Education?
Yuen, Gail W. K.
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v8 n4 p355-357 2007
The Hong Kong government has recently introduced a voucher system to early childhood education, indicating that the new policy is a milestone in the field. The overall goal of the policy is to improve the provision of early childhood education for the benefit of the children. Public debates reveal the unfamiliar nature of the subject to the local community and as a result, it has left many issues and assumptions unexamined and unchallenged. In effect, the new policy is an obvious neoliberal response to complex issues in the field. The present article describes and highlights the latest policy change and concerns in Hong Kong.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Educational Vouchers, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Political Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong