This study documents how the social education curriculum in Hong Kong has changed since Hong Kong’s return to the People's Republic of China in 1997. Employing qualitative methods of classroom observations, interviews, and documentary analysis, the researchers found changes in mandated topics in the curriculum (such as increased attention to global issues, global economic connections, Chinese identity), pedagogy (such as strategies for active learning), resources (such as materials from UNICEF) and attitudes (such as empathy for people in less developed parts of the world). The findings also include a comparison of local versus international schools, changes in teacher education courses, and teachers’ perspectives on issues they face today.
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||2006 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: Education Research in the Public Interest - San Francisco, United States|
Duration: 07 Apr 2006 → 11 Apr 2006
|Conference||2006 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: Education Research in the Public Interest|
|Period||07/04/06 → 11/04/06|