Contemporary Issues and Challenge in Early Childhood Education in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • Minyi Li
  • Jillian Fox
  • Susan Grieshaber

Part of the New Frontiers of Educational Research book series (NFER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Re-conceptualising Early Childhood Education and Care

  3. Re-Examining Standards

  4. Redefining Professionalism

About this book


This book investigates the unique and dynamic approaches to key issues of changing images of child and childhood, by different countries in the Asia-Pacific. Key concepts considered are re-conceptualizing early childhood education and care, re-eaxming early learning standards and redefining professionalism. The Asia Pacific region includes countries belonging to both the Majority and Minority worlds and which vary widely in terms of their cultural geography, social-cultural beliefs, and levels of development, demographic profiles, political systems and government commitments to early childhood services. An international team of experienced researchers from different countries guarantees diverse perspectives. By examining different countries’ policy choices and evidence-based practices, the authors show how best to provide for young children based on their countries’ strategies.


Asia-pacific region Comparative education Early childhood curriculum Early childhood policy Early childhood professionalism Professionalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Minyi Li
    • 1
  • Jillian Fox
    • 2
  • Susan Grieshaber
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Australia Catholic University Sydney Australia
  3. 3.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2205-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2207-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3473
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-349X
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