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ERIC Number: EJ964112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
Curriculum Reform in Hong Kong: Preparing Students for Lifelong Learning and Whole-Person Development
Kwok-Wah, Cheung
College and University, v87 n1 p55-56, 58 Sum 2011
Students--and their best interests--are the focal point of curriculum reform in basic education in Hong Kong. Since 2001, Hong Kong has sought to reform basic education so as to enable every student to become "all-rounded." At a practical level, this has meant the cultivation of students' ethics and values, intellect, physical fitness, social skills, and aesthetics according to their individual strengths; these qualities will enable them to succeed in today's knowledge-based, technological, and constantly changing society. Hong Kong hopes that the students will become lifelong learners and critical thinkers who are innovative and able to change. Hong Kong has identified seven learning goals to realize its vision of lifelong learning and whole-person development. Curriculum reform of basic education in Hong Kong is bearing fruit. It is benefiting schools, teachers, and student learning. Factors that have contributed to the success of education reform in Hong Kong include a solid curricular base on which to build, a clear and coherent reform agenda, and a talented workforce dedicated to implementing reform. The primary challenge that remains is to maintain the momentum for reform so that Hong Kong might proceed further in the journey toward equipping students for success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong