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Kindergartens in China: a report into private and state provision in Beijing

Morley, Graham and Glazzard, Jonathan (2012) Kindergartens in China: a report into private and state provision in Beijing. Early Years Educator, 13 (12). pp. 38-44. ISSN 1465-931X

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      Abstract

      This report is based upon visits to both private and state
      kindergartens in Beijing by a group of UK student teachers following an
      Early Years course. Day visits were made to both types of provision
      during two visits to China in 2008 and 2010. The whole range of year
      groups, subject areas, resources and pedagogy were observed. Data was
      collected through student reflections and logs. Initial findings after the
      first visit suggested that the Chinese state sector was far superior to the
      private sector in provision, staff qualifications and pedagogical
      approaches. However both sectors adopted more didactic approaches to
      teaching and learning in comparison with the more child-centred playbased
      approaches to learning in England. During the second visit there
      was significant change to the pedagogical approaches in both the private
      and state sectors in China. There was evidence that China’s approach to
      Early Years education was beginning to reflect similar principles to those
      adopted in England.

      Item Type: Article
      Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
      Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
      School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Early Years Childhood Youth and Community Research
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      Depositing User: Jonathan Glazzard
      Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 11:55
      Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 11:12
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/13055

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