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  1. Content type: Case report

    Almost all 3- to 6-year-olds attend preschool programmes in Hong Kong; however, early childhood education (ECE) had been relatively neglected by the Hong Kong government until 2000 when the reform of school ed...

    Authors: Jessie M S Wong and Nirmala Rao

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:3

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  2. Content type: Research

    Prior theoretical models and empirical research suggest that specific parent, child, and family factors are related to the utilization of early childhood education and care (ECEC). The political context of Nor...

    Authors: Erin Sibley, Eric Dearing, Claudio O Toppelberg, Arnstein Mykletun and Henrik Daae Zachrisson

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:1

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  3. Content type: Article

    The ecology and development of Hong Kong early childhood education is molded by the continuous and dynamic interactions between major stakeholders: government, school administrators and teacher educators. Hong...

    Authors: Betty Chan, Maria Lee and Grace Choy

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 3:30010075

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  4. Content type: Article

    Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Malaysia is catching much more limelight now than in the past. In a country where governance is very centralized, such attention has given rise to more quality pres...

    Authors: Ng Soo Boon

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40010045

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  5. Content type: Article

    The rationale for this study sprang from the dissatisfaction expressed in many countries during the OECD reviews about the split in services. Because of the split, ministries had ceased to talk with each other...

    Authors: John Bennett and Yoshie Kaga

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40010035

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  6. Content type: Article

    The expectation of quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) is that higher quality inputs will produce higher quality outcomes for children. There are many ways that outcomes may be expressed and meas...

    Authors: Karin Ishimine, Collette Tayler and John Bennett

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40020067

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  7. Content type: Article

    Increases in the numbers of working mothers, combined with decreases in the levels of support for child-rearing within families in Korea requires the search for alternative forms of support. In order to lessen...

    Authors: Mugyeong Moon

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40020055

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  8. Content type: Article

    This paper identifies innovative work on curriculum undertaken in New Zealand in the 1990s as inspirational for recently developed frameworks in Australia and parts of Canada. The paper argues that the form th...

    Authors: Alan Pence and Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40020015

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  9. Content type: Article

    The progress of the Asia-Pacific region towards the first goal of Education for All, ‘expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education (ECCE), especially for the most vulnerable and dis...

    Authors: Gwang-Jo Kim and Mami Umayahara

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40020001

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  10. Content type: Article

    In many parts of the world early childhood services are disconnected in ways that reduce their effectiveness in supporting family life, healthy child development, and the transition to school. Furthermore, acc...

    Authors: Carl Corter and Janette Pelletier

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40020045

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  11. Content type: Article

    The convergence of knowledge from neuroscience, social science and economics on the importance of early life or experiences on brain development has tremendous implication on the future of societies. Regardles...

    Authors: Mary Eming Young

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40020025

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  12. Content type: Research Paper

    This article explores the rationales and the research paradigms that countries have used to underpin policies on early childhood education and care (ECEC) services and to justify expenditure on them. Globaliza...

    Authors: Helen Penn

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50010001

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  13. Content type: Research Paper

    Comparative studies in public policy is, in general, an important area, suitable for deep analysis, since it indicates how the State creates a hierarchy of different development sectors that have an impact nat...

    Authors: Maria Victoria Peralta

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50010017

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  14. Content type: Research Paper

    The Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Act of 2000 is the national ECCD policy framework of the Philippines. A basic element of this framework is shared governance. This model exemplifies governance m...

    Authors: Marilyn F. Manuel and Euberto B. Gregorio

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50010065

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  15. Content type: Research Paper

    Great progress in the field of early childhood education policy in China has been made in 2010. In the light of the National Plan for Medium and the Long-term Program for Education Reform and Development, the ...

    Authors: Xin Zhou

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50010029

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  16. Content type: Research Paper

    The aims of this article are fourfold. Firstly, the article outlines the development of the ECEC policy in Taiwan, with a principle focus on female labor force participation rates and birth rates. Secondly, it...

    Authors: Chih-Peng Chiu and Suechun Wei

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50020001

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  17. Content type: Article

    This paper documents Sesame Workshop India Trust’s work in impoverished communities in Mumbai with regard to the provision of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) services. The model works with children a...

    Authors: Varna Sri Raman, Anuragini Nagar and Ira Joshi

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50020057

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  18. Content type: Article

    This study explored Korean immigrant fathers’ perspectives on their involvement in children’s learning and schooling in the United States with the intent to suggest for early childhood educators and teachers t...

    Authors: Keun Kyu Kim and Jaeyong Chung

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50020047

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  19. Content type: Article

    The Commonwealth of Virginia is used as a representative case to illustrate the implication of federal policy on reading education practices in kindergarten in the United States of America. While Virginia foll...

    Authors: Guang-Lea Lee, Joanne K. Sullivan and Abha Gupta

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50020021

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  20. Content type: Article

    Unlike other countries where indigenous people constitute the minority groups, in Indonesia majority of the population (about 95%) are natives (pribumi). There are over 300 ethnic groups in Indonesia who live ...

    Authors: Aliah B. Purwakania Hasan and Eny Suwarni

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60010063

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  21. Content type: Article

    Family child care, or family day care (FDC), as it is known in Australia, is an important early childhood education and care (ECEC) option, as it offers unique services compared with other ECEC services such a...

    Authors: Karin Ishimine and Collette Tayler

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60010045

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  22. Content type: Article

    In this study, we describe the development of working practices in Finnish day care centers within the Helsinki metropolitan area, which has 500 day care centers. Every two years, 21 of them are selected for a...

    Authors: Tuulikki Venninen, Jonna Leinonen, Mikko Ojala and Lasse Lipponen

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60010001

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  23. Content type: Article

    As the biggest developing country in the world, China is now tackling the pressing problems of child poverty, whilst facing the increasing aging population at the same time. In August 2009 and April 2010, the ...

    Authors: Liyan Huo and Minyi Li

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60010035

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  24. Content type: Article

    This 10 year overview of a citywide program implemented to improve the quality of childcare and education in San Francisco provides a description of critical issues related to implementation of an assessment p...

    Authors: Soyeon Park, Charlotte Ferretti and Gretchen Ames

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60020055

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  25. Content type: Article

    UNESCO conducted a cross-national study on the issue of integration of early childhood care and education services within education in 2008–2009. In order to have a more comprehensive understanding of the issu...

    Authors: Yoshie Kaga, Steven Barnett and John Bennett

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60020001

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  26. Content type: Article

    In recent years, increasing priority has been placed on the development of national intersectoral early childhood development (ECD) policies in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper reviews the role of national ECD p...

    Authors: Michelle J. Neuman and Amanda E. Devercelli

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60020021

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  27. Content type: Article

    In Canada, the provinces are responsible for education. This article describes the approach that Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, has taken to implement a new vision for early learning including unive...

    Authors: Jim Grieve

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60020044

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  28. Content type: Article

    An annual survey by the National Institute for Early Education Research has traced state pre-K policy change in the United States since 2001. Such programs are only one part of a system that also includes a la...

    Authors: Steven Barnett and Megan Carolan

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70010005

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  29. Content type: Article

    Early child education and care (ECEC) learning environments play an important role in children’s developmental status and educational outcomes as international research has shown. However, the data basis for a...

    Authors: Tobias Linberg, Thomas Baeumer and Hans-Guenther Rossbach

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70010024

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  30. Content type: Article

    Where and when innovation occurs in the United States (U.S.) early education schools depends greatly on the congruency of long-standing workplace norms, access to resources, and the actual oversight of school ...

    Authors: Michelle Lee Manganaro

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70010043

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  31. Content type: Article

    This paper examines the differentials of school attendance patterns. i.e. never attended, entered into school, dropout rate, repeating, left school two or more years ago and child work by economic condition of...

    Authors: Bijaya Kumar Malik

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70010080

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  32. Content type: Article

    The unbalanced development of preschool education in different regions severely hinders the process of universalizing preschool education in Mainland China. Using the method of cluster analysis, this paper exa...

    Authors: Xiumin Hong, Li Luo and Fangfang Cui

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70010067

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  33. Content type: Article

    This is a first of its kind study comparing the USA to other world countries utilizing the Child Care Aware — NACCRRA (National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies) Child Care Benchmarks r...

    Authors: Richard Fiene

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70010060

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  34. Content type: Article

    The Australian policy environment has undergone significant changes with a move towards evidence-based policy development. It is in this climate that the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) began ...

    Authors: Margaret Sims and Huy P. Phan

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70020033

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  35. Content type: Article

    Around the world, there is an increasing focus on the importance of the early years, with growing numbers of countries specifying early learning and development standards. The authors find that differences in ...

    Authors: Sharon Lynn Kagan, Elise Castillo, Rebecca E. Gomez and Saima Gowani

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70020053

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  36. Content type: Article

    The article is divided into three parts. In part 1 the Norwegian kindergarten is introduced. We present some facts and the purpose of the kindergarten as it appears in state documents. We also describe a histo...

    Authors: Kristin Holte Haug and Jan Storø

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70020001

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  37. Content type: Article

    Evidence that adverse rearing environments exert negative effects particularly on children and adults presumed “vulnerable” for temperamental or genetic reasons may actually reflect something else: heightened ...

    Authors: Jay Belsky

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70020015

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  38. Content type: Research

    The study reports on the relationships between parent involvement and school adjustment behaviours that contribute to the broader constructs of hyperactivity, internalizing and externalizing behaviours for chi...

    Authors: Masood Badri, Amal Al Qubaisi, Asma Al Rashedi and Guang Yang

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2014 8:3

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  39. Content type: Research

    Despite being generally viewed as homogenous, the four provinces that make up Atlantic Canada have quite different Early Childhood Education and Care systems. Through in-depth interviews of policy actors withi...

    Authors: David McGrane

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2014 8:1

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