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Table 4 What is participation? Responses from infant/toddler educators

From: Early childhood educator’ perspectives on how infants and toddlers learn: Australia and China

  Australia China
Rank M % Rank M %
Educators listen to children and understand their way of thinking 1 1.22 75.8 5 1.35 72.2
Educators encourage children to make their own decisions 2 1.33 69.7 4 1.28 75.9
To have influence on what happens 3 1.77 45.5 7 2.09 22.2
Educators make up best conditions for children’s independent choice 4 1.77 45.5 3 1.31 77.8
To be involved in current activities 5 1.83 45.5 6 1.48 55.6
To listen 6 2.00 36.4 1 1.20 87.0
To be part of a group and enter into its activities being together 7 1.17 33.3 2 1.24 79.6