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Article: Affordability, accessibility, and accountability: Perceived impacts of the Pre-primary Education Vouchers in Hong Kong

TitleAffordability, accessibility, and accountability: Perceived impacts of the Pre-primary Education Vouchers in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Early Childhood Education Voucher
Policy Study
Issue Date2010
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ecresq
Citation
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2010, v. 25 n. 1, p. 125-138 How to Cite?
AbstractHong Kong launched the Pre-primary Education Voucher Scheme (PEVS) in 2007 to promote the "3A's" of early childhood education (ECE): affordability, accessibility, and accountability. The PEVS has three unique features: discriminating against profit kindergartens, promoting teacher professional development, and limiting parents' choice to only non-profit schools. To understand the voucher scheme's perceived impacts, this study conducted stratified random sampling to include 10% of Hong Kong kindergartens and surveyed their parents, principals, and teachers. A total of 380 completed questionnaires were collected and analyzed, and the results indicated that (1) the majority of the respondents perceived positive impacts on the 3A's of ECE; (2) significant effects of stakeholders (parents, teachers and principals), school types (profit or non-profit), eligibility, and familiarity were found in between- and within-group comparisons; (3) the parents and especially those from non-profit/eligible kindergartens tended to perceive more positive impacts than others; and (4) the principals and teachers reported some implementation difficulties. Implications for voucher reform in others countries are discussed. © 2009 Elsevier Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/175467
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.73
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.530
ISI Accession Number ID
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dc.contributor.authorWong, JMSen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, XCen_US
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dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationEarly Childhood Research Quarterly, 2010, v. 25 n. 1, p. 125-138en_US
dc.identifier.issn0885-2006en_US
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dc.description.abstractHong Kong launched the Pre-primary Education Voucher Scheme (PEVS) in 2007 to promote the "3A's" of early childhood education (ECE): affordability, accessibility, and accountability. The PEVS has three unique features: discriminating against profit kindergartens, promoting teacher professional development, and limiting parents' choice to only non-profit schools. To understand the voucher scheme's perceived impacts, this study conducted stratified random sampling to include 10% of Hong Kong kindergartens and surveyed their parents, principals, and teachers. A total of 380 completed questionnaires were collected and analyzed, and the results indicated that (1) the majority of the respondents perceived positive impacts on the 3A's of ECE; (2) significant effects of stakeholders (parents, teachers and principals), school types (profit or non-profit), eligibility, and familiarity were found in between- and within-group comparisons; (3) the parents and especially those from non-profit/eligible kindergartens tended to perceive more positive impacts than others; and (4) the principals and teachers reported some implementation difficulties. Implications for voucher reform in others countries are discussed. © 2009 Elsevier Inc.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ecresqen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEarly Childhood Research Quarterlyen_US
dc.subjectChineseen_US
dc.subjectEarly Childhood Education Voucheren_US
dc.subjectPolicy Studyen_US
dc.titleAffordability, accessibility, and accountability: Perceived impacts of the Pre-primary Education Vouchers in Hong Kongen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ecresq.2009.09.004en_US
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