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Educational Alternatives, Volume 12, 2014

A REVIEW OF THE HONG KONG EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
Kam L. Lao
Pages: 1083-1092
Published: 22 Sep 2014
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Abstract: In Hong Kong, a committee is recently set up in 2013 to explore provision of quality and free kindergarten education. In connection with the potential free provision of early childhood education to all children, this paper aims to examine the current curriculum from the perspective of mathematics education. Elements of early mathematics in the intended curriculum are analyzed. Recommendations to ensure mathematics developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum are provided.
Keywords: early childhood curriculum, mathematics education, learning progression
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