Early childhood education in Chinese societies

Nirmala RAO, Jing ZHOU, Jin SUN

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Abstract

This book provides an up-to-date account of relevant early childhood policy and practice in five Chinese societies: the People’s Republic of China or Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, and Taiwan. It analyses how traditional Chinese values, Eastern and Western curricular approaches, and socio-political, economic, cultural and demographic changes influence current policies, services and practice. It addresses responses to global concerns about the excluded and disadvantaged, and about quality, and explains lessons from and for Chinese early childhood education. This book is the first English-language research-based review of early childhood education and the factors that affect it in different Chinese societies. It is particularly timely given the increased recognition of the importance of early childhood education for human capital development globally, and the international interest in understanding early education in Chinese societies. Copyright © 2017 Springer Science+Business Media B.V..
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISBN (Print)9789402410037, 9789402410044
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Publication statusPublished - 2017

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childhood
society
education
Macao
China
cultural change
political change
economic change
population development
human capital
Singapore
English language
Hong Kong
Taiwan
science
Values

Citation

Rao, N., Zhou, J., & Sun, J. (Eds.). (2017). Early childhood education in Chinese societies. New York: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.