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Early Childhood Education Policies in Asia Pacific

Advances in Theory and Practice

  • Reviews the developmental trends and common problems in early childhood education policies in Asia and the Pacific

  • Reflects advances in theory and practice regarding early childhood education policies in the Region

  • Equips readers with insights to handle complex situations concerning the development of early childhood education ?in the Region and beyond

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Early Childhood Education Policies in Australia

    • Bridie Raban, Anna Kilderry
    Pages 1-30
  3. Early Childhood Education Policies in Korea: Advances in Theory and Practice

    • Eunhye Park, Minyoung Jang, Seenyoung Park
    Pages 87-107
  4. Early Childhood Development Policies in Nepal: Achievements, Learning, and Implications

    • Sanjaya K. Khanal, Bimala Rai Paudyal, Sabita Dangal
    Pages 135-161
  5. Understanding the Early Childhood Education Policies in Pacific Islands

    • Wendy Rich-Orloff, Ufemia Camaitoga
    Pages 187-219
  6. Different Problems, Same Themes: A Summary of This Book

    • Hui Li, Eunhye Park, Jennifer J. Chen
    Pages 285-289
  7. Erratum: Early Childhood Education Policies in Asia Pacific

    • Hui Li, Eunhye Park, Jennifer J. Chen
    Pages E1-E3Open Access

About this book

This book evaluates recent early childhood education policies on the basis of a ‘3A2S’ framework, which refers to accessibility, affordability, accountability, sustainability, and social justice. It systematically and empirically reviews early childhood education policies in specific countries and areas in the Asia-Pacific Region, such as Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, and so on. As the first English-language collection of large-scale reviews of early childhood education policies in Asia Pacific, this book will be of great value to early childhood educators, policymakers, researchers, and postgraduate students in the Region and beyond.

"As one of the most comprehensive volumes about early childhood education (ECE) in the Asia-Pacific region, this book examines and discusses ECE policies and implementations in countries that are more familiar to readers (e.g., China, Australia, Korea and Singapore) as well as those that are rarely discussed in existing literature such as Vietnam, Nepal and the Pacific Island Countries. It is also the first collection of studies applying 3A2S framework, which provides a common language to understand and discuss policies and implementation at national level. Overall, this book provides a great reference and insights for ECE policy researchers and makers."
 
Prof. Christine Wang,Fisher-Price Endowed Early Childhood Research Center, State University of New York at Buffalo

Keywords

  • Early Childhood Education Policy
  • Early Childhood Education in Asia
  • Early childhood education in China
  • Early childhood education in Japan
  • Early childhood education in Korea
  • Early childhood education in Singapore
  • Early childhood education in Taiwan
  • Free Early Childhood Education

Reviews

“As one of the most comprehensive volumes about early childhood education (ECE) in the Asia-Pacific region, this book examines and discusses ECE policies and implementations in countries that are more familiar to readers (e.g., China, Australia, Korea and Singapore) as well as those that are rarely discussed in existing literature such as Vietnam, Nepal and the Pacific Island Countries. It is also the first collection of studies applying 3A2S framework, which provides a common language to understand and discuss policies and implementation at national level. Overall, this book provides a great reference and insights for ECE policy researchers and makers.” (Prof. Christine Wang, Fisher-Price Endowed Early Childhood Research Center, State University of New York at Buffalo)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

    Hui Li

  • Department of Early Childhood Education, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea (Republic of)

    Eunhye Park

  • Department of Early Childhood and Family Studies, Kean University , New Jersey, USA

    Jennifer J. Chen

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-981-10-1528-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)