Application of sociology of education on early childhood curriculum and pedagogic practices in Hong Kong: Insight from David Riesman

Grace LAU, Kwok Keung HO

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Abstract

This paper will present multiple themes that are intermingled with one another, aiming to bring an overview of sociology of education and its application in the Hong Kong situation. One of the themes concerns how sociology of education has intertwined with the socio-political aspect of Hong Kong before and after year 1997 resulting in different educational modes following the change of time. The other theme relates the social aspect of young children in school on the issue of ‘loneliness’ and ‘friendship’. These aspects would then be exemplified and studied through the inspirational writings of David Riesman for identifying the cause of their loneliness under the sociological lens. A corresponding mode of curriculum and pedagogic practices had been identified with the different types of personalities mentioned in Riesman’s book for the readers to reflect on. Copyright © 2016 INASED.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-127
JournalInternational Journal of Progressive Education
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

Citation

Lau, G., & Ho, K. K. (2016). Application of sociology of education on early childhood curriculum and pedagogic practices in Hong Kong: Insight from David Riesman. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(2), 112-127.

Keywords

  • Sociology of education
  • Early childhood education
  • David Riesman
  • Curriculum and pedagogic practices
  • Hong Kong

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