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Sound Bites Won’t Work: Case Studies of 15-Year Free Education in Greater China

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This special issue collects six interesting case studies on the so-called 15-year free education in four Chinese societies including Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan. The selected works analyze the target education policies based on the theoretical framework of 3A2S—affordability, accessibility, accountability, sustainability, and social justice. Together, they provide a multifaceted account of the merits and limitations of the 15-year free education policies implemented in Greater China. The authors examine the education policies in their respective socioeconomic contexts and aim to suggest new research agenda for early childhood education in these Greater Chinese societies.

Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, HKSARCenter for Education Policy Research, Southwest; 2: Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, HKSARCenter for Education Policy Research, Southwest; 3: Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong,


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1. Chen Eva E., Hui Li Nirmala Rao, Jing Zhou, Jin Sun"Early childhood education in Taiwan." Early childhood development in Chinese societies (in press) Springer
2. Edelman Murray Constructing the political spectacle 1988 Chicago University of Chicago Press
3. Guess George M., Farnham Paul G. Cases in Public Policy Analysis 2000 Washington, DC Gorgetown University Press
4. Stone Deborah A. Policy paradox: The art of political decision making 1997 New York WW Norton

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