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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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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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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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Ikegami, Kiiko; Rivalland, Corine – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
Numerous research has shown that quality of interactions between early childhood teachers and children contribute significantly to children's holistic development. Most literature on this topic comes from developed/Western countries and little is known about the kind of interactions occurring within the Soka kindergarten model. This article, based…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Qualitative Research
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Wong, Pui Ling – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2015
Parents and educators strive to help their children to develop optimally. Given the diversity of values and practices among dynamic modern populations it is important to understand all the dimensions that affect the development of children in their communities. A cultural-historical lens facilitates such a holistic understanding. Taking this lens,…
Descriptors: Models, Child Development, Immigrants, Foreign Countries
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Wong, Pui Ling; Fleer, Marilyn – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2013
Many parents work hard to foster a culture of learning early in their children's development. The desire for children to learn as early as possible is common among Hong Kong-Australian families. These children continue to perform well academically. Little is known about the pedagogy that underpins such development in the family or on the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Child Development, Case Studies
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Lam, Mei Seung – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2009
Transition from home to kindergarten is the first and major ecological transition in children's educational lives in Hong Kong. In this transition, children cross a cultural boundary from home to kindergarten and start to learn about "school" as a place to learn and about themselves as "pupils" in kindergarten. The conceptual…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Case Studies