Catering for learning diversity: Does the general education provided by the new senior secondary school curriculum be able to do this?

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Abstract

Although Hong Kong students perform quite well in international performance measurements such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), there are issues concerning the significant differences between the newly immigrated students and the local students, the gender differences and variation of performances among schools and within schools. Indeed, learning diversity has become an important issue as students come from many different families and with various backgrounds. In order to provide students with equal opportunities to learn, the new senior secondary school curriculum has set out a new direction for catering to students’ learning diversity. The major design of the new curriculum is to offer more electives and enhance student choices. It is also intended to be implemented with flexible teaching strategies and a school-based curriculum and assessment. How this can be done has posed a big challenge to schools and teachers. This paper aims to explore how the newly implemented curriculum can cater to learning diversity in greater depth.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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general education
secondary school
curriculum
learning
student
school
PISA study
equal opportunity
performance measurement
teaching strategy
gender-specific factors
Hong Kong
teacher
performance

Citation

Chan, K. J. (2012, June). Catering for learning diversity: Does the general education provided by the new senior secondary school curriculum be able to do this?. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, & Nations, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Keywords

  • Learning diversity
  • Curriculum design
  • Teaching and learning
  • Assessment