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As part of the 1999 comprehensive review of the education system in Hong Kong, the Education Department introduced a quality assurance framework in local kindergartens. The framework comprises two components: self-evaluation and external monitoring. This guide presents performance indicators for use as evaluation criteria with reference to the early childhood education objectives suggested by the Department's Education Commission, recommendations outlined in the Guide to the Pre-Primary Curriculum, professional experience, and research findings. Including the introduction, this document is presented in six parts. Part 2 details the framework for the performance indicators. Performance indicators are presented in four major domains or areas: (1) management and organization (planning and administration, leadership, staff management, utilization of resources, self-evaluation); (2) teaching and learning (curriculum design, teaching and caring for children, children's learning, assessment of learning experiences); (3) support to children and school ethos (caring and supporting services, links with parents and external bodies, school climate); and (4) children's development (intellectual, language, physical, personal and psychological, moral and social, aesthetic and cultural, basic knowledge). Parts 3 through 6 delineate the following for each domain area: aspect covered, what to look for, and information source. The guide concludes with a list of "Dos and Don'ts" for Kindergartens in Hong Kong. (KB)

Descriptors: Child Development, Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, National Standards, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Curriculum, Primary Education, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Quality Control, School Community Relationship, Self Evaluation (Groups), Teacher Student Relationship

Author: Hong Kong Education Dept.


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