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ERIC Number: EJ799340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Curriculum Reform in the Hong Kong Primary Classroom: What Gives?
Forrester, Victor; Wong, Marina
Music Education Research, v10 n2 p271-284 Jun 2008
Curriculum reform in Hong Kong is one facet of a broad systemic reform variously explained in terms of addressing a changing sovereignty or more recently, of servicing Hong Kong's economic growth. One initiative supporting this curriculum reform entitled "Assessment for Learning" seeks to promote formative assessment. Three case studies, of teachers within their Hong Kong classrooms seeking to implement formative assessment, serve to highlight a curious contradiction: caring teachers who appear to work against curriculum reform. To explain this contradiction we offer a three-point philosophical framework comprising Confucianism, Daoism and pragmatism, which provides an answer to our central question: curriculum reform in the Hong Kong primary classroom: what gives? (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong