Curriculum changes in primary mathematics and implications for in-service teacher development

Chi Keung Eddie LEUNG

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Abstract

There have been rapid changes in the economic, social, and technological situations of Hong Kong in the last two decades. Corresponding to the contextual development, the Primary Mathematics curriculum has undergone several changes as well. This chapter aims to depict the major changes by comparing the three official curricula for primary mathematics set in 1973, 1983 and 1995, respectively, and the drafted version of primary mathematics curriculum for 2001 onwards. In addition, the implications for in-service mathematics teacher development programs due to the new elements of the coming curriculum are discussed. 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 Institute of Education
Pages311-328
ISBN (Print)9629490285
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Citation

Leung, C. K. (2000). Curriculum changes in primary mathematics and implications for in-service teacher development. In Y. C. Cheng, K. W. Chow, & K. T. Tsui (Eds.), School curriculum change and development in Hong Kong (pp. 311-328). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education.