Review of recent early childhood education reform in Hong Kong

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Abstract

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. Copyright © 2012 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-18
JournalHong Kong Journal of Early Childhood
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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Citation

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.

Keywords

  • 香港近期幼兒教育改革之評述