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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Early childhood education and care services in Australia are undergoing major reforms, following widespread community concern about the quality of provision in general and the viability of corporate childcare ...

    Authors: Sandra Cheeseman and Jane Torr
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 3:30010061
  16. This paper reviews the development of early childhood education in China in the recent 3 decades and examines the advantages and disadvantages of the relative policies made by the government. This paper mainly...

    Authors: Jiaxiong Zhu
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 3:30010051
  17. The developmental and educational importance of high quality early care and education is well documented. The value of access to high quality care combined with the increasing demand for care has made access t...

    Authors: Cynthia K. Buettner and David W. Andrews
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 3:30010043
  18. This paper analyses child care and education policy in Cambodia, a country where there is currently a strong commitment to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE). This is done by (i) providing an overview o...

    Authors: Nirmala Rao and Veronica Pearson
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 3:30010013
  19. With a background in key factors supplied by European stakeholders within early childhood education and care (ECEC), Swedish policy is described. Sweden has a longstanding policy of equity and equality in whic...

    Authors: Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson and Sonja Sheridan
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 3:30010001
  20. Proposals to improve early care and education (ECE) in the United States are often based on narrow conceptions of the value, benefits, and appropriate structure of services. The result is an increasing number ...

    Authors: Louise Stoney, Anne Mitchell and Mildred Warner
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 2:20020053
  21. Child care services in Malaysia are instituted so that women can partake in the labour force. The Child Care Centre Act 1984 sets minimal standards and regulations. Possibly due to this minimum requirement, ch...

    Authors: Heng Keng Chiam
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 2:20020031
  22. The decentralized and fragmented nature of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) system in the U.S., coupled with an ongoing teacher shortage, high teacher turnover rates, and the increasing demand for...

    Authors: Eun Kyeong Cho and Leslie J. Couse
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 2:20020015
  23. The British government’s wish to eliminate the cycle of disadvantage for children from poor families led to Sure Start. The initiative set up 260 Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLPs) by 2001, which were expande...

    Authors: Jay Belsky, Edward Melhuish and Jacqueline Barnes
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 2:20020001
  24. In the United States, early childhood inclusion dates back to the civil rights movement with the 1954 case of Brown v. The Board of Education, an issue of segregation by race in schools and followed by the Americ...

    Authors: Esther E. Onaga and Tiffany L. Martoccio
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 2:20010067
  25. The aim of this study is to explore models for integrated policies and systems of early childhood education and childcare in Korea. We proposed five prospective models and offered a possible roadmap toward the...

    Authors: Ock Rhee, Eunseol Kim, Nary Shin and Mugyeong Moon
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 2:20010053
  26. At present, early childhood education is not part of the universal and compulsory system of education in Hong Kong. All pre-primary services are run by non-profit-making institutions or private independent bod...

    Authors: Andrew C. S. Poon
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 2:20010015
  27. The major purpose of this paper is to suggest ways that public policy can improve the quality of child care and early education for children from infancy to school age. Quality can be defined by such structura...

    Authors: Aletha C. Huston
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 2:20010001
  28. Standards of quality can influence the way childcare is both implemented and viewed by families. In Australia, childcare services are required to participate in a process of accreditation in order for their fa...

    Authors: Vicki Banham
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 1:10010085
  29. Early childhood care and education are not separate issues, but must be considered holistically. The Japanese government started to accredit and promote integrated institutions called Kodomo-en. In order to ma...

    Authors: Sachiko Kitano and Jun Uda
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 1:10010073
  30. This paper discusses the main policies and efforts aimed at childcare support undertaken by the Korean Government from 2003 to 2007, as well as dealing with the ensuing policy issues which arose as a result of...

    Authors: Ock Rhee
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 1:10010059
  31. In this thesis, it introduces the development and current situation of the early intervention for children with developmental delay in Taiwan. First, it gives an explanation on the policy evolution on this iss...

    Authors: Pi-Hsia Huang
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 1:10010045
  32. Since 2000, the pre-school landscape in Singapore has been evolving and changing more rapidly than before. The interest of raising the quality of pre-school education is evident in the introduction of new poli...

    Authors: Tan Ching Ting
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 1:10010035
  33. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) in the US includes a wide range of part-day, full-school-day, and full-work-day programs, under educational, social welfare, and commercial auspices, funded and delive...

    Authors: Sheila B. Kamerman and Shirley Gatenio-Gabel
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 1:10010023
  34. Starting Strong, a comparative review of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in 20 countries organised by OECD, is an important study. It provides a wealth of documentation, findings and conclusions. The...

    Authors: Peter Moss
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 1:10010011
  35. The paper has two main objectives. First, it presents an analytical framework for examining and developing policies for early childhood education and care (ECEC) in advanced industrialized countries. This fram...

    Authors: Abrar Hasan
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 1:10010001

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