Conclusions: Similarities and distinctions in early childhood education across Chinese societies

Nirmala RAO, Jin SUN

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Abstract

In this chapter, early childhood education (ECE) in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) or Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, and Taiwan are compared in terms of (i) separation/integration of childcare services and kindergarten education, (ii) degree of public vs. private funding for ECE, (iii) unique cultural history and influences on ECE, and (iv) government guidelines and policy. It analyzes ECE policy in terms of the glocalization vs. globalization, the Confucian ideal of education, and adaptation vs. adoption. The chapter concludes by suggesting that it is time for ECE in Chinese societies to not just stride ahead but to acknowledge, accept, and integrate the learnings from different eras and societies. Copyright © 2017 Springer Science+Business Media B.V..
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly childhood education in Chinese societies
EditorsNirmala RAO, Jing ZHOU, Jin SUN
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages251-257
ISBN (Print)9789402410037, 9789402410044
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Citation

Rao, N., & Sun, J. (2017). Conclusions: Similarities and distinctions in early childhood education across Chinese societies. In N. Rao, J. Zhou, & J. Sun (Eds.), Early childhood education in Chinese societies (pp. 251-257). New York: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

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