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McDevitt, Seung Eun; Jiang, Hui; Xu, Yuanyue; Pei, Di – Childhood Education, 2020
Special education schools in China and other developing countries are increasingly adapting curricula and approaches developed in Western countries to serve young children with disabilities. Yet not enough is known about how effective these curricula are in different cultural contexts and what difficulties teachers may face in implementing them.…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Autism
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Coffino, Jesse Robert; Bailey, Chelsea – Childhood Education, 2019
While play seems a most natural activity for children, educators must innovate to incorporate "true play" that originates from the interests and direction of children themselves. The Anji Play approach is a model of innovative play-based education in China that is inspiring the world.
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Student Interests
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Li, Shi – Childhood Education, 2017
The findings of a seven-year national investigation about filial piety in China released in November 2015 indicate that an adult daughter has a stronger affective bond with old parents than an adult son. One major construct to distinguish family roles of daughters and sons is participation with household chores. By employing some psychological and…
Descriptors: Housework, Asian Culture, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Hu, Bi Ying; Kong, Zhaowei; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Childhood Education, 2014
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) scholars and health professionals worldwide share a common concern about the decline in children's physical development and activity due to lack of access to good quality outdoor environments. Early childhood education and care facilities across the world have been affected by trends that are limiting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Play, Recreational Activities
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Hua, Congchao – Childhood Education, 2013
Literacy practices and sociocultural contexts have greatly defined and influenced each other. The role language plays in mobilizing both revolution and progress is well delineated in Congchao Hua's article comparing language learning curriculum in China over three decades, from the 1970s to the 2000s. The universality of the social and political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Arts, Educational Objectives, Curriculum Development
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Hu, Bi Ying; Li, Kejian – Childhood Education, 2012
In China, the Central People's Government (2010) recently promulgated the "Compendium for China's Mid- and Long-Term Education Development," which declared that 95% of Chinese children should receive at least one year of preschool education, while 75% of children should receive a three-year preschool education by 2020. Subsequently, The…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Program Effectiveness, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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Harlin, Rebecca P. – Childhood Education, 2008
Today's children may be exposed to violence in their environment, through the media, at home, and in school. Some children live in countries at war, while others survive in neighborhoods where street gangs prevail. Most parents and children used to assume they could depend upon schools to be safe places, free from abuse and violence. Now it seems…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Educational Environment
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Arndt, Janet S.; Luo, Nili – Childhood Education, 2008
This article explores bullying in mainland China. The authors conducted a study to determine the existence of a problem with bullying in younger Chinese children. Samples included 40 randomly selected, early childhood educators serving children ages 2 through 6, located in 10 different urban school settings along the Yangzi River. The authors…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Bullying, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Huang, Ann X.; Wheeler, John J. – Childhood Education, 2007
In this article, the authors report that, although social attention to the education of children with special needs began in the late 1970s, education for children with autism is the greatest challenge in special education in China. They point out that most school-age children with autism are still kept out of both regular and special schools. In…
Descriptors: Multiple Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Autism, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Soundy, Cathleen S.; Qiu, Yun – Childhood Education, 2006
In this article, the authors designed a study to explore what children's own drawings reveal about their viewing skills and to examine the interplay between visual and verbal literacies. Specifically, the authors wanted to determine how two communication systems--visual and verbal literacies--contribute to children's abilities to extract meaning…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Emergent Literacy, Picture Books, Freehand Drawing
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Tang, Fengling – Childhood Education, 2006
The Chinese view of the child is in the process of changing from the dependent child of traditional Chinese society to the child as an active learner in contemporary China. The view of the child as an active learner forces early childhood practitioners to rethink the features of the child's learning and development, individuality, and needs and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Kindergarten
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Koo, Ramsey D.; Kam, Michael C. K.; Choi, Ben Cheong – Childhood Education, 2003
Examines Hong Kong's educational system following reversion to the jurisdiction of mainland China in 1997. Presents an overview of the education system, education and schooling in a post-colonial context, school curriculum reform, improving student assessment mechanisms, enhancing access and equity, improving teacher education and professionalism,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational History
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Liu, Ping – Childhood Education, 2003
Examined an e-mail pen pal project between a second-grade classroom in the United States and one in China. Found that the project engaged students in learning through social interaction that enabled them to learn about a culture other than their own. Also found that the project enhanced students' social, cognitive, and linguistic skills, and…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Vaughan, JoAn – Childhood Education, 1993
Discusses the internal and external challenges confronting traditional early childhood education in China and describes three types of early childhood programs (nurseries, kindergartens, and preprimary programs) in China. Discusses topics of curriculum, physical environment, typical daily schedules, teaching methods, guidance and discipline, and…
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Classroom Environment, Curriculum, Discipline
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Hoot, James L. – Childhood Education, 1989
Briefly describes the papers of James Raths, Bernard Spodek, James Hoot, Cynthia Sunal, Patricia Olmsted and Helena Hoas which are presented in this issue. These manuscripts focus on teacher training approaches in various countries.(RJC)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Literature Reviews
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