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ERIC Number: EJ978143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1836-9391
Teacher Beliefs and Practices of Kindergarten Teachers in Hong Kong
Leung, Chi-hung
Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, v37 n1 p38-54 Mar 2012
A key educational reform proposal made in 2000 is to build a new culture for quality early childhood education through upgrading professional competence. Teachers are an important element of high-quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood programs. The Teacher Beliefs and Practices Survey (TBS) based on 2009 NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) guidelines was used to measure kindergarten teachers' beliefs and practices in Hong Kong. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) is used to validate the survey for the Hong Kong sample. Findings indicated that the three-factor model of TBS and four-factor model of Instructional Activities Scale (IAS) were fitted to measure Hong Kong samples. Quality of early childhood education has been enhanced with the strong agreement of appropriate teaching beliefs and practices among kindergartens teachers in Hong Kong. (Contains 9 tables and 2 figures.)
Early Childhood Australia. P.O. Box 7105, Watson, ACT 2602, Australia. Tel: +61-2-6242-1800; Fax: +61-2-6242-1818; e-mail: publishing@earlychildhood.org.au; Web site: http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong