教育研究學報



Early Childhood Training in Hong Kong

1994.第9卷第1期(Vol. 9 No. 1).pp. 52–59
 

Early Childhood Training in Hong Kong

Marjory EBBECK & Fred EBBECK

Abstract

This paper reports on a section of a larger project funded by the Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and Services (CECES) which investigated early childhood education and training in Hong Kong. What is presented in this paper is the results of a survey of 1259 kindergarten and child care workers who responded to a survey questionnaire. Given current community concern about the inadequacy of training for the early childhood workforce respondents were asked to reply to questions about what the minimum length of training should be, should the length of training be the same for kindergarten and child care, should training be unified, what content should be included in the training curriculum, what should be next level of training be after the basic course, were respondent interested in completing further training, should credit be given for pervious training, identification of overlap in training courses, overall satisfaction with training received, identification of problems with current training and perceived solutions, overall satisfaction with career opportunities. The paper presents these results and discusses some implications of the survey findings for the early childhood workforce in Hong Kong.

摘要

本論文是香港幼兒教育及服務聯會(幼聯)資助有關幼兒及服務專業培訓研究計劃的一部分。這論文的資料乃根據對1259位幼稚園教師進行問卷調查的研究所得數據。由於近年來社會人士普遍認為幼兒工作者的培訓不足,故填答問卷的人士所要回答的問題包括:受訓的時間最少要多久?幼稚園和幼兒園教師的受訓時期應否相同?訓練應否統一?訓練課程的內容應包括甚麼?在基礎培訓之後應有甚麼訓練?回應者是否有興趣接受進一步的訓練?既往的訓練應否獲得學分豁免?對所接受的培訓一般是否滿意?本文把這些研究結果列出,並討論這些結果對香港幼兒工作者的影響。