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Belonging, being, and becoming : challenges for children in transition

Ebbeck, Marjory, Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie and Lee, Lai Wan Maria 2010, Belonging, being, and becoming : challenges for children in transition, Diaspora, indigenous, and minority education, vol. 4, no. 2, Special Issue : The Role of Play in Adjustment to Cultural Transition, pp. 103-117.

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Title Belonging, being, and becoming : challenges for children in transition
Author(s) Ebbeck, Marjory
Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie
Lee, Lai Wan Maria
Journal name Diaspora, indigenous, and minority education
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Season Special Issue : The Role of Play in Adjustment to Cultural Transition
Start page 103
End page 117
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2010-04-20
ISSN 1559-5692
1559-5706
Summary This article presents some findings of a small-scale research study carried out in 1 kindergarten in Hong Kong. The study looked at the problems associated with the transition of families from one culture (mainland China) to a new culture (Hong Kong), concentrating on the children's development of a sense of belonging in Hong Kong. Specific issues that children may face were identified. The study also suggests some strategies for early childhood teachers to use when implementing a play-based curriculum that gives immigrant children opportunities to express their emotions through play. The study found that a sense of belonging can be enhanced if teachers understand the difficulties inherent in cultural transition and respond accordingly.
Language eng
Field of Research 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
Socio Economic Objective 930103 Learner Development
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032911

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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