Changes in the primary social studies curriculum: A contextual analysis

Tin Yau Joe LO

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Abstract

This chapter aims to trace the phylogeny of the primary Social Studies curriculum in Hong Kong from 1967 to 1997, and analyze the interaction of internal and external forces that have shaped the curriculum changes. By utilizing the method of documentary and contextual analysis, it is hoped that the chapter could shed light on the isomorphic changes of contents and contexts, with particular focus on how the curriculum changes reflected on and reacted to contextual changes. At the same time, it will reveal how the Social Stuides curriculum has served as a means of socialization through which individuals learn to confrom to society's prevailing norms and values. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSchool curriculum change and development in Hong Kong
EditorsYin Cheong CHENG, King Wai CHOW, Kwok Tung TSUI
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Hong Kong Insitute of Education
Pages557-570
ISBN (Print)9629490285
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Citation

Lo, J. T. Y. (2000). Changes in the primary social studies curriculum: A contextual analysis. In Y. C. Cheng, K. W. Chow, & K. T. Tsui (Eds.), School curriculum change and development in Hong Kong (pp. 557-570). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education.

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