Implementation of the Hong Kong language policy in pre-school settings

Cheung Shing Sam LEUNG, Swee Eng Audrey LIM, Yuen Ling Joyce LI

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Abstract

In the past, the Curriculum Development Council in Hong Kong [Curriculum Development Council (CDC). (1996). Guide to the pre-primary curriculum. Hong Kong: Government Printer; CDC. (2000). Consultation document: Learning to learn: The way forward in curriculum development. Hong Kong: Government Printer; CDC. (2001). The way forward in curriculum development – Learning to learn: Life-long learning and whole-person development. Hong Kong: Government Printer; CDC. (2006). Guide to the pre-primary curriculum. Hong Kong: Government Printer], has issued a number of consultation documents regarding the overall aims of the twenty-first century and its implementation, particularly in pre-primary education. These documents provide the backdrop for our research on the implementation of language policies in Hong Kong kindergartens. Data were collected via questionnaires, focus group interviews, and classroom observations in pre-school settings. This paper discusses the provision of bilingualism in Hong Kong pre-schools, especially the teaching and learning of English. Copyright © 2013 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1381-1396
JournalEarly Child Development and Care
Volume183
Issue number10
Early online dateSep 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

Citation

Leung, C.-S. S., Lim, S. E. A., & Li, Y. L. (2013). Implementation of the Hong Kong language policy in pre-school settings. Early Child Development and Care, 183(10), 1381-1396.

Keywords

  • Hong Kong pre-schools
  • Implementation of language policy
  • Bilingualism

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