Early childhood education in Hong Kong: Progress, challenges, and opportunities

Sui Ngan Sharon NG, Jin SUN, Gay Lei Carrie LAU, Nirmala RAO

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Abstract

Early childhood education (ECE) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region entered an exciting and challenging phase after the handover of sovereignty from Britain to China in July 1997. The Government began to play a more proactive role in promoting the development of high-quality preschool education in the private sector by providing financial assistance to parents, upgrading teachers’ qualifications, and promoting quality learning environments. This chapter examines developments in early ECE in Hong Kong from a historical perspective. Policy changes that have impacted ECE, challenges in the pursuit of high quality, and opportunities for enhancing the provision of ECE are discussed. 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
Pages147-169
ISBN (Print)9789402410037, 9789402410044
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Citation

Ng, S. S. N., Sun, J., Lau, C., & Rao, N. (2017). Early childhood education in Hong Kong: Progress, challenges, and opportunities. In N. Rao, J. Zhou, & J. Sun (Eds.), Early childhood education in Chinese societies (pp. 147-169). New York: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

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