Kindergarten teachers' spiritual well-being impacts holistic early childhood education
- Kindergarten teachers' spiritual well-being impacts holistic early childhood education
- International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 27(3), 141-157, 2022
- Hong Kong
- 1997.7 onwards
- Pre-Primary Education
- This paper reports significant findings from an exploratory investigation of factors influencing kindergarten teachers' perceptions of holistic early childhood education (HECE) following the release of a recent policy document relating to Early Childhood Education by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. A comprehensive four-page survey questionnaire was completed by 165 teachers, in 22 Kindergartens across three Districts in Hong Kong. The questionnaire sought responses on demographics (including spiritual well-being); six aspects of ECE detailed in the HKSAR document; teachers' expectations of HECE; and their perceptions of parental involvement in their young children's development. This study revealed that kindergarten teachers' spiritual well-being was a key demographic factor contributing to their expectations of holistic early childhood education. Copyright © 2022 Routledge.
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