The work was based on a strong, empirical Public Policy Research project investigating choice practices in the early childhood market and the intended outcomes of vouchers as a demand-side policy tool in relation to mothers’ socio-economic backgrounds. The project resulted in several high quality journal articles and transferred the knowledge generated to the media and various stakeholders using multiple platforms. A key impact was to bring together kindergartens, parents, scholars, think tanks and policy makers to enact a social paradigm shift in early childhood education by reshaping public discourse and quality kindergarten education policy. The empirical evidence generated by the research has implications for the government's role in financing and developing the early childhood education sector.
15 Jun 2017
Faculty of Education and Human Development, The Education University of Hong Kong