Review of recent early childhood education reform in Hong Kong

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This paper first reviews the key changes in early childhood education that was proposed by the Hong Kong Government in the year 2000, including promoting the competence of early childhood education professional, formulating a quality assurance system to improve the quality of the education to be provided to children, diversifying means to subsidize parents to send their children to a childcare centre or kindergarten, standardizing the operations between childcare centres and kindergartens, and facilitating children’s transition from early childhood education to primary schooling. Covered next are what have so far been done on those proposed changes, along with commenting on issues/problems that have arisen.
本文首先指出政府於二零零零年提出要在幼兒教育方面進行的改革措施,其中包括提升幼兒教育工作者的專業水平,加強質素保證機制以改善幼兒教育服務,為家長提供不同模式的資助,協調幼兒中心與幼稚園的監管體系,以及加強幼兒教育與小學教育的銜接。然後再檢視這幾方面的改革進展,並評論改革過程所引發的問題。 Copyright © 2012 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-18
JournalHong Kong Journal of Early Childhood
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


Wong, K. S. T. (2012). Review of recent early childhood education reform in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 11(1/2), 6-18.


  • Alt. title: 香港近期幼兒教育改革之評述


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