A study of the values orientations in the primary Chinese textbooks in Hong Kong

Oi Yee Teresa POON, Ching Leung LUNG, Yuk Yee Pattie LUK-FONG

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Abstract

The content of Chinese textbook is a significant instrument to implement language as well as value education. Traces of values education are found in various Government policy documents and curriculum guidelines. This study aim at investigating the values embedded in the Primary Chinese curriculum in Hong Kong. The theoretical framework and the scale of value studies were based on an already developed instrument. The methodology used in this study is content analysis. The major theme of each text is identified and classified into different categories of moral values at the level of self-oriented, group-oriented, society-oriented, nation-oriented, world-oriented and a category that has no clearly identifiable value themes. Results will lead onto the discussions of the scope of values covered in the curriculum content and the relevance towards reaching the aims of education in the blueprint of education in Hong Kong in preparation for the challenges in the 21st century. Implications were also drawn towards a provision of values education in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Institute of Education
Pages1-28
ISBN (Print)9629490382
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Values
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aim of education
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curriculum
teaching content
government policy
content analysis
methodology
language

Bibliographical note

Poon, T. O. Y., Lung, C. L., & Luk-Fong, P. Y. Y. (2000). A study of the values orientations in the primary Chinese textbooks in Hong Kong. In Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century [CD-ROM] (pp. 1-28). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.