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Yuen, Gail – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2008
Built on a sociocultural framework of policy analysis and Wertsch's concept of mediation, the present study examines how early childhood teacher education has changed as a result of interactions between reform policy and the action of teacher educators. Ten teacher educators participated in the study, along with eight early childhood leaders, 15…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Policy Analysis, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Vong, Keang-Ieng – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2008
The promotion of creativity in young children has been included in the agenda of the educational authorities in mainland China since 2001. Since then, attempts to implement this policy have appeared in different forms. The educational bureaux take measures by publishing documents and guidelines on the subject. While some kindergartens endeavour to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Asian Culture, Ethnography, Young Children
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Gammage, Philip – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2006
This paper considers some of the current knowledge about our understanding of and provision for early childhood internationally. It looks at its relative importance, offers a short overview of research and terminology, outlines a global perspective (the big picture) and provides a brief summary of the current South Australian policy and position.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Global Approach, Children, International Education