Academic banding and pupils' attitudes toward technology in Hong Kong

Kenneth Scott VOLK

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This article explores pupils’ attitudes toward technology relative to academic banding as well as gender and other variables. Over 2,800 students in 22 schools completed questionnaires. Results indicated that students in lower band schools were more likely than students in higher band schools to participate in Design and Technology (D&T) programs. Moreover, many more students had computers in their homes than did when a similar study was conducted in 1997 (Volk & Yip, 1999). The implications of this study relate to improving the type of program that students in lower bands receive and encouraging positive attitudes toward technology regardless of which school a student attends. Copyright © 2004 International Vocational Education and Training Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-52
JournalInternational Journal of Vocational Education and Training
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004


pupil attitude
Hong Kong


Volk, K. S. (2004). Academic banding and pupils' attitudes toward technology in Hong Kong. International Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 12(2), 34-52.


  • Technical and Special Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development