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ERIC Number: EJ1197683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
An Exploratory Study of Early Visual Arts Education in Two Hong Kong Kindergartens
Leung, Suzannie
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v32 n4 p392-403 2018
This study investigates teachers' beliefs about early visual arts education and implementation in kindergartens through an exploratory study involving 33 teachers in one whole- and one half-day kindergarten. Six classrooms were observed with their teachers participating in subsequent semistructured interviews. Although surveyed teachers reported positively to the beliefs about early visual arts knowledge, implementation, and value for young children, interviewed teachers' responses were more diverse. The study found kindergarten teachers were unprepared for and varied in their implementation of early visual arts teaching at lower and higher class levels. Visual arts training should be enhanced in kindergarten teacher education programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale