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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2022, 5(16); doi: 10.25236/FER.2022.051607.

The Enlightenment of Zhang Xuemen's Thought on Current Early Childhood Education


Lulu Yang, Jin Zhuo

Corresponding Author:
Lulu Yang

School of Education and Psychological Sciences, Sichuan University of Science & Engineering, Zigong, 643002, Sichuan, China


Zhang Xuemen is a famous early childhood education expert in modern China, and an explorer of the sinicization, localization and scientific of early childhood education in China in the 1920s and 1930s. Zhang Xuemen's early childhood education ideology has cross-era significance and is a mirror of China's current kindergarten reform. Based on historical documents, this paper analyzes and evaluates Zhang Xuemen's early childhood play ideas, behavioral curriculum theory, and early childhood teacher education, and gives certain suggestions for the development and reform of contemporary early childhood education in China.


Behavior Course; Children's view; Teacher's view; Teacher education

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Lulu Yang, Jin Zhuo. The Enlightenment of Zhang Xuemen's Thought on Current Early Childhood Education. Frontiers in Educational Research (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 16: 38-43. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2022.051607.


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