Play and Policy in Early Childhood Education in the Asia Pacific Region
AUTHOR : Susan Grieshaber
INFORMATION : page. 7~28 / 2016 Vol.10 No.2
The place of play in early childhood curriculum documents in many countries in the Asia-Pacific
region is undeniable. Yet the constructs of play in documents from East Asia closely resemble ideas
of play that are valued in western early childhood research, textbooks, policy documents and contexts.
This policy analysis discusses the changing concepts of play that are promoted in several countries
and territories in the Asia-Pacific region. It investigates the challenges these changes present and the
contradictions that may arise in regard to local tradition, heritage and culture in three Asia-Pacific
contexts: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mainland China and Australia. The article
shows how policies change over time and provides a poignant representation of how early childhood
policy and curriculum aspirations for Hong Kong SAR, Mainland China and Australia might have
more in common than in the past.
Western Constructs of Play
Play and Policy Documents in the Asia-Pacific Region
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Call for Papers
Call for Papers: Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE)
Special Issue Deadline: January 15, 2016
Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE) is an official publication of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) that is dedicated to disseminating and supporting research in early childhood education within the Pacific area.
APJRECE is released three times a year in January, May, and September. In 2016, the second issue of Volume 10 will be a special issue. The topic for the special issue is “Power of Play in Young Children’s Growth and Learning”. The Guest Editor for the special issue is Dr. Wonyoung Rhee, Professor Emerita at Chung-Ang University, Korea.
We are seeking reports of current research on this topic, papers that address issues in the application of play research, and papers that review a specific research area of young children’s play and are especially informative about studies needed to fill knowledge gaps. The manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted online by January 15, 2016, following the guidelines described on the journal website. Please visit the homepage of Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (www.apjrece.com,www.pecerajournal.com), and you will find not only full details on aims and scope, editorial policy, and paper submission but the orange colored button, named Manuscript Management System of APJRECE, for paper submission.
We hope you will seriously consider APJRECE for your scholarship.