A Survey on Attitudes towards Dialect Teaching in Chinese Kindergartens
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The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes towards dialect teaching in Chinese kindergartens among kindergarten teachers, administrators and parents. This study used multi-case study approach and Kindergarten Q, Kindergarten P and Kindergarten S in Shanghai were identified to be the cases. The results suggest there is unanimous agreement among kindergarten teachers, principals and parents that dialect teaching in Chinese kindergartens is worth trying. However, they insist that the kindergarten must teach Putonghua and accept dialects.
Attitudes, dialect teaching, kindergarten