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ERIC Number: EJ865305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
The Formation of a School Subject and the Nature of Curriculum Content: An Analysis of Liberal Studies in Hong Kong
Deng, Zongyi
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v41 n5 p585-604 2009
This essay explores the nature of the curriculum content of liberal studies--a core school subject in the new senior secondary curriculum in Hong Kong--with reference to the curriculum-making processes entailed in the formation of that subject. The central thesis is that a school subject is introduced to schools and classrooms as a distinct representation of content embodied in curriculum materials, entailing a theory of content--a special way of selecting, organizing, and framing the content for social, cultural, educational, curricular, and pedagogical purposes. Knowing the content of a school subject thus entails knowing more than the content "per se"; it entails an understanding of the underlying theory of content, which is necessary for disclosing and realizing the educational potential embodied in the content. (Contains 1 table and 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong