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ERIC Number: EJ940309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
Complexity Theory and Curriculum Reforms in Hong Kong
Morrison, Keith
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v11 n2 p279-302 2003
Hong Kong is embarking on curricular and pedagogic reforms which replace modernist, Tylerian approaches to the curriculum with recommendations that echo many features of complexity theory. The nature of complexity theory-based curricula are outlined, and these are used to interrogate three seminal curriculum reform documents in Hong Kong. The article suggests that they embody a paradigm shift in curriculum thinking. However, given that complexity theory is not without its problems for curricula, a case is made for an eclectic approach to curriculum planning, and it is this that is taking place in Hong Kong's reformist agenda. (Contains 2 figures, 2 tables, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong