Be taught to learn together, learning through play individually: an ethnographic study of the early childhood curriculum in two Chinese kindergartens and two English nursery schools

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This is a paper presentation to the Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference, St Hilda’s College, Oxford University, September 2006 . The paper reports provisional findings of my PhD research project on an ethnographic case study of early years curriculum in Chinese and English contexts. The collective approach to young children's learning was prevalent in Chinese context with individual play based learning in English context, which reveals the socio-cultural construction of early years curriculum.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2006
EventOxford Ethnography and Education Conference - University of Oxford
Duration: 11 Sept 200613 Sept 2006


ConferenceOxford Ethnography and Education Conference


  • early years curriculum, kindergarten, ethnography, case study, collective approach to learning, play based learning, cultural influence, early years policy

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