Early Childhood Education Policies in Asia Pacific

Advances in Theory and Practice

  • Hui Li
  • Eunhye Park
  • Jennifer J. Chen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Bridie Raban, Anna Kilderry
    Pages 1-30
  3. Eunhye Park, Minyoung Jang, Seenyoung Park
    Pages 87-107
  4. Sanjaya K. Khanal, Bimala Rai Paudyal, Sabita Dangal
    Pages 135-161
  5. Wendy Rich-Orloff, Ufemia Camaitoga
    Pages 187-219
  6. Hui Li, Eunhye Park, Jennifer J. Chen
    Pages 285-289
  7. Hui Li, Eunhye Park, Jennifer J. Chen
    Pages E1-E3

About this book


This book evaluates recent early childhood education policies on the basis of a ‘3A2S’ framework, which refers to accessibility, affordability, accountability, sustainability, and social justice. It systematically and empirically reviews early childhood education policies in specific countries and areas in the Asia-Pacific Region, such as Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, and so on. As the first English-language collection of large-scale reviews of early childhood education policies in Asia Pacific, this book will be of great value to early childhood educators, policymakers, researchers, and postgraduate students in the Region and beyond.

"As one of the most comprehensive volumes about early childhood education (ECE) in the Asia-Pacific region, this book examines and discusses ECE policies and implementations in countries that are more familiar to readers (e.g., China, Australia, Korea and Singapore) as well as those that are rarely discussed in existing literature such as Vietnam, Nepal and the Pacific Island Countries. It is also the first collection of studies applying 3A2S framework, which provides a common language to understand and discuss policies and implementation at national level. Overall, this book provides a great reference and insights for ECE policy researchers and makers."
Prof. Christine Wang,Fisher-Price Endowed Early Childhood Research Center, State University of New York at Buffalo


Early Childhood Education Policy Early Childhood Education in Asia Early childhood education in China Early childhood education in Japan Early childhood education in Korea Early childhood education in Singapore Early childhood education in Taiwan Free Early Childhood Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Hui Li
    • 1
  • Eunhye Park
    • 2
  • Jennifer J. Chen
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationThe University of Hong KongPokfulam RoadHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Early Childhood EducationEwha Womans UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  3. 3.Department of Early Childhood and Family StudiesKean University New JerseyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1526-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1528-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-5397
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9791
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