Meaning and role of early childhood education amid global changes and local challenges: A double standard experienced in Hong Kong since 1980s to 2018

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Abstract

Early childhood education in Hong Kong has experienced drastic changes since 1982 following the criticism made by the Llewellyn visiting panel and a western style play-based curriculum was recommended. The Curriculum Development Council in 2006 stated that curriculum development is a continuing process of renewals that should devetail with the development of education system globally. The curriculum renewal, however, has been based on continuous fostering the play-based approach of the 1980s, despite that in the Western world, there have been calls for a reversion to the traditional teacher-centered education paradigm in recent years. Is there a double standard in designing curriculum in this respect? Copyright © 2018 CESHK.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

Citation

Lau, G. (2018, March). Meaning and role of early childhood education amid global changes and local challenges: A double standard experienced in Hong Kong since 1980s to 2018. Paper presented at the CESHK 2018 Spring Annual Conference: Meaning and role of education amid global changes and local challenges, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

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