Education Journal

Early Childhood Educator Preparation in Hong Kong

1992.第20卷第1期(Vol. 20 No. 1).pp. 55–64


Early Childhood Educator Preparation in Hong Kong


Sylvia OPPER


The present paper looks at several aspects of the preparation of early childhood educators in Hong Kong, covering both kindergarten teachers and child care workers. After a brief description of the existing training provisions and their use, some findings are presented on how early childhood educators view their training. These indicate that, on the whole, there is not much satisfaction with early childhood teacher training. Some issues and problems of the system are discussed. Finally, suggestions for changing the existing system of early childhood educator preparation in Hong Kong are set forth.