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Liu, Chang; Tobin, Joseph – Comparative Education Review, 2018
"Guangbo ticao" (group exercise) is a daily routine in Chinese preschools characterized by collectivity, discipline, and conformity. In this article we explore the question of why "guangbo ticao" has survived in an era of progressive educational reform in contemporary China. We use interviews with Chinese preschool teachers and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Student Centered Learning, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Hayashi, Akiko; Tobin, Joseph – Comparative Education Review, 2014
Meisei Gakuen, a private school for the deaf in Tokyo, is the only school for the deaf in Japan that uses Japanese Sign Language (JSL) as the primary language of instruction and social interaction. We see Meisei as a useful case for bringing out core issues in Japanese deaf and early childhood education, as well as for making larger arguments…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Deafness, Special Schools
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Ho, Ming-Sho – Comparative Education Review, 2006
In this article, the author offers a causal explanation for the preschool education voucher policy in Taiwan. A causal analysis of voucher politics focuses on the process rather than the result of the innovation. The political success of private kindergarten business interests derives from their capability to open a space for collective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Educational Vouchers, Politics of Education