Teaching development grants final and financial report: The path of Hong Kong early childhood education development: Investigating the narratives of the practitioners from 60's to 90's

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Abstract

The ECE department offers foundation modules focus on educational philosophers and educational development for B.Ed and CE students. We believe that the past can provide lessons for the present and can be used as the guidance for the future. We choose most Western philosophers and the study of development is from documents. To help students to appreciate the process of ECE development and to learn from the past, it is very essential to offer various resources to allow students to identify different perspectives and points of views. Nevertheless, it seems that the present teaching materials are mainly reports and critical journals and we have neglected the stories from our local ECE educators whom have made significant contributions to our profession. Their stories can convey moral and practical lessons about how to act and provide the basis for assessing the reasons for success or failure. This project aims at collecting the narratives of our local academics and practitioners about Hong Kong ECE development. Studying the ECE development is not just for knowing but also for thinking. The selected ECE practitioners are best represented in history. From reading the narratives, students can interpret the ECE development from different perspectives. From the collection of multiple stories, students can understand how policies or social events can impact practitioners in different ways. In fact, this is not just a collection of narratives but also a source of wisdom on which we must be inspired.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Chan, P. L. P., Tam, M. N. T., & Mau, Y. C. C. (2012). Teaching development grants final and financial report: The path of Hong Kong early childhood education development: Investigating the narratives of the practitioners from 60's to 90's. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Keywords

  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Report
  • TDG project code: T3329
  • Period: TDG 2008-2009
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)