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Early childhood education and care in China: history, current trends and challenges

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This paper reviews the development of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in China. The historical context from 1900 is summarised, and then developments from the 1980s up to the present kindergarten expansion movement, starting in 2010, are covered in detail. The review shows that ECEC development in China has undergone great changes both in policy and practice. The clash between progressive ideas and existing kindergarten practices has been and remains a challenge. The ‘cultural appro...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/09575146.2016.1236780

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
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Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
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Volume:
37
Issue:
3
Pages:
268-284
Publication date:
2016-10-20
Acceptance date:
2016-09-12
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EISSN:
1472-4421
ISSN:
0957-5146
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pubs:657740
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uuid:2116b93f-2aeb-4039-bfb4-2e09243a39b9
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657740
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2017-01-18

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