This paper is a study of curriculum development in primary mathematics in Hong Kong. The study is supported by documentary analysis and result from interviews with curriculum developers, mathematics educators and from questionnaire returned by primary mathematics teachers. Intended aims of the primary mathematics curriculum (1983) and the draft primary mathematics curriculum (2001) will be studied. The focus of the study is to investigate the rationale of the inclusion of the intended aims in primary mathematics education curriculum, how to achieve the such aims in the curriculum through appropriate assessment; and whether such aims could be achieved by present assessment tools used in schools in Hong Kong. Other possible channel for achieving such aims of mathematics education will be discussed and evaluated. The results of the paper may provide insight for primary mathematics teachers in preparing their teaching-learning-assessment cycle during their classroom activities. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||Hong Kong Institute of Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|