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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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Pearson, Emma; Rao, Nirmala – Childhood Education, 2006
The same factors appear to drive early childhood policy in all parts of the world, including the importance accorded to early childhood education, national goals, governments' beliefs about their role in the early care and education of young children, governments' regulations of early childhood services, and the background and characteristics of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change
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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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Leung, Wai Man – Childhood Education, 2003
Describes the enthusiastic support of parents and early childhood educators for including computer activities in programs for young children in Hong Kong. Describes the current status of computer environments in Hong Kong kindergartens, noting the lack of curriculum guidelines for integrating computers into classrooms, the lack of resources to…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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Ngan, Ming-Yan; Lee, Chi-Kin John; Koo, Ramsey D. – Childhood Education, 2003
A case study of an elementary school in Hong Kong found students benefit most when provided many opportunities to use information technologies (IT). Teachers' attitudes influence students' attitudes toward IT, and teachers are more likely to use technology if equipment is in the classroom. Improved curriculum and teaching methods will ensure the…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Case Studies, Computer Literacy, Computer Use
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Rao, Nirmala; Yuen, Mantak – Childhood Education, 2001
Highlights the ways in which immigrant children from the Chinese mainland are helped to assimilate into Hong Kong society. Discusses programs to meet the challenges of securing age-appropriate school placements; adjusting to a new education system and curricula; adapting to a new school and social environment; facing segregation, prejudice, and…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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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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Olmsted, Patricia P.; Hoas, Helena – Childhood Education, 1989
Describes the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement Preprimary Project which is an ongoing cross-national survey of early childhood care and education in developed and developing countries. Presents information assembled thus far related to the training of teachers and caregivers in Finland, Hong Kong, Italy, and…
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Profiles
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Honig, Alice S. – Childhood Education, 1978
Describes the aesthetic environments of children's care settings in China, Hong Kong and Japan. (BR)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences