Although Chinese societies have generally become striking as the classic over-achievers in international measures of academic performance, there has been no specialised publication exploring early childhood curriculum in Chinese contexts. Through this book, readers will learn more about how the Chinese context and culture collide with educators’ beliefs about the right activities for children and educators in early childhood settings. This book will be the first one of its kind to focus on early childhood curriculum in Chinese societies – from social context and culture to reforms and practices, and finally to the lessons that researchers, policymakers and practitioners could learn, as well as future directions. Is play valued? Are young children schooled earlier in Chinese societies? How do Chinese children learn in kindergartens? What is valued by Chinese educators when they implement early childhood curricula? How do Chinese teachers deliver early childhood curricula for their young children? Why were Chinese early childhood curricula implemented in these ways? Answers to these questions and more will be provided in this pioneering book.
PART 1 EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM POLICIES IN CHINESE SOCIETIES
Chapter 1 Early Childhood Curriculum in the Era of Globalisation: An Overview
Chapter 2 Early Childhood Curriculum Reforms in Chinese Societies
Chapter 3 Comparing Early Childhood Curriculum Policies in Chinese Societies
PART 2 EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM PRACTICES IN CHINESE SOCIETIES
Chapter 4 Localisation of Overseas Curricula in Chinese Kindergartens
Chapter 5 School-Based Curriculum Development in Chinese Kindergartens
Chapter 6 Chinese Approaches to Implementing Early Childhood Curriculum
PART 3 PROSPECTS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM IN CHINESE SOCIETIES
Chapter 7 Understanding the Sociocultural Mechanism of Early Childhood Curriculum in Chinese Societies
Chapter 8 Revisiting Early Childhood Curriculum in Chinese Societies: Lessons, Challenges, and Trends
Chapter 9 Early Childhood Curriculum as a Cultural Practice: Towards a New Start
This series provides a platform for researchers to present their latest research and discuss key issues in Early Childhood Education.