To follow through its reform agenda, the Hong Kong Government introduced the Pre-primary Education Voucher Scheme in the 2007/08 school year, setting further policy targets to raise the qualification requirements of early childhood teachers, strengthen the quality assurance mechanisms, and support school-based development. Since its implementation, the new policy seems to have attracted much discussion on whether it has enhanced the work of early childhood teachers. This study, funded by the Strategic Planning Office, aims to examine the work of early childhood teachers in light of the policy emphasis on professional development and specifically the recently implemented voucher scheme.
|Effective start/end date||01/01/10 → 31/12/10|
- early childhood