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Leung, Suzannie; Chiu, Jessica; Lam, Winnie – Childhood Education, 2021
COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health of people all over the world. Hong Kong closed schools for face-to-face instruction to minimize spread in February 2020. Schools started teaching via Zoom, a service that offers video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. That same month, The Chinese University of Hong Kong…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Story Telling, Foreign Countries
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Lam, Hazel Mei Yung; Wong, Jessie Ming Sin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The practice of documentation has been a "hard to reach place" for many preschool teachers despite the fact that it has largely been encouraged and used as a tool in early childhood settings to assess young children's learning. Recent policy changes in Hong Kong have also called for the continuous documentation and authentic assessment…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education
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Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Cheung, Alan Chi Keung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Using a holistic support framework, this study investigated teachers' conceptions of effective play-based learning development and how their perceptions of its effectiveness related to whole-child development. Data were collected from a mixed method study. A total of 286 questionnaires from 50 Hong Kong kindergartens were collected and then 29…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Play, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes
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Fung, Wing-kai; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This study investigated the moderating effect of gender on the causal relationships between different school play activities (pretend and non-pretend play) and social competence in peer interactions among a sample of Hong Kong children. Participants were 60 Hong Kong preschoolers (mean age = 5.44, 36.67% female). Children with matched home pretend…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Interpersonal Competence, Gender Differences, Play
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Chen, Jennifer J.; Liang, Xiaoting – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This study investigated the extent to which preschool teachers and children (ages 4-6) used literal and inferential language within the context of whole-group instruction in four kindergarten classrooms in Hong Kong. A total of 20 sessions of videotaped classroom observations of linguistic interactions between teachers and children were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Ha, Yuen Lai – Childhood Education, 2014
This study highlights the importance of mentorship focused on reflective practice during preservice teacher education and early years of teaching. Thoughtful reflection about teaching practices during early years of teaching is critical in preparing teachers for a child-centered curriculum. To successfully distinguish between teacher-directed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Faculty Development, Reflective Teaching
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Luo, Jiutong; Liang, Luyao; Li, Hui – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
The divergent roles of social media in adolescents' academic performance have not been confirmed, as previous studies failed to address social media use in different contexts. This study thus aims to explore the relationship between outside and inside social media behavior and academic performance in Chinese adolescents. Altogether, 560 Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Social Media, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Self Control
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Ma, Shaocong; Chen, Eva E.; Li, Hui – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This multiple case study investigates the involvement of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) in Hong Kong early childcare. Three middle-class families were chosen; one parent, one FDH, one teacher, and one preschool child within each family were interviewed. A grounded theory analysis approach was adopted to examine the interviews. Analyses revealed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Preschool Children, Beliefs
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Bubikova-Moan, Jarmila; Naess Hjetland, Hanne; Wollscheid, Sabine – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
In recent years, play-based learning (PBL) has attracted attention, debate and controversy across different national contexts. There is no definitional consensus which may have undesirable consequences for enacting its potential in professional practice. The aim of our study was to synthesize international research on ECE practitioners' views on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Play, Teaching Methods
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Tao, Si Si; Lau, Eva Yi Hung; Yiu, Hau Ming – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study investigates mothers' expectations of and experiences with parental involvement during the transition to primary school. The participants were 20 mothers of children attending 10 kindergartens in Hong Kong. Individual interviews were conducted 3 months before and 3 months after their children entered their primary schools. As they had…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Adjustment, Expectation, Mothers
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Wu, Shu-chen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Children's conceptions or interpretations of the relationship between play and learning have not been studied much in the early childhood education studies. To better understand play and learning in the Chinese context, this paper will discuss the outcome of a study which sought to investigate children's understanding and interpretation of the…
Descriptors: Play, Childrens Attitudes, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Li, Yuen Ling – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Several leadership approaches have been advocated as effective ways of bringing about substantial changes in practices. "Instructional" or "transactional leadership" describes the qualities of a leader who provides the vision and impetus for change. In contrast, "transformational leadership" refers to those whose…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership, Educational Change, Teacher Leadership
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Wu, Shu-Chen; Faas, Stefan; Geiger, Steffen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This qualitative study investigated Chinese and German teachers' and parents' conceptions and understanding of learning at play. A total of 28 teachers and 12 parents took part in this study. Among the participants, 12 kindergarten teachers (6 German and 6 Chinese) were interviewed to obtain their perspectives on learning at play. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Play, Focus Groups
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Janssen, Jeroen; Vandenbroeck, Michel – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provision can have long-lasting positive effects on children's learning and development. A key feature in fostering educational outcomes is the enhancement of parental involvement. This article builds on critical concerns with the emergent 'schoolification' of ECEC and corresponding orientations of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Leung, Suzannie – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study investigates teachers' beliefs about early visual arts education and implementation in kindergartens through an exploratory study involving 33 teachers in one whole- and one half-day kindergarten. Six classrooms were observed with their teachers participating in subsequent semistructured interviews. Although surveyed teachers reported…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Visual Arts, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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