Curriculum development council in Hong Kong: Decision making body?

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Abstract

Curriculum inquiry embraces at least three kinds of phenomena, namely substantive, political-social, and technical-professional. Political-social, according to Goodlad, mainly relates to those human processes through which curriculum decisions are made. The political social aspect of Curriculum Development Council (CDC) in Hong Kong will be reviewed in this article. CDC, having much participation from the front line educators, is regarded as one of the most important curriculum development organizations in Hong Kong. The whole discussion, focusing on the participation in decision making in CDC, will be divided into four main parts. Firstly, the importance of political-social aspect in curriculum development will be indentified. Secondly, the context and the organizations of curriculum decision making in Hong Kong will be discussed. Thirdly, this article will examine the participation through three fundamental determinants of decisions in CDC. Finally, critical comments will be made to consider the participation of members in CDC. Copyright © 1999 Australian Curriculum Studies Association Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe ACSA 1999 Collection: Conference papers: Framing the future
Editors Australian Curriculum Studies Association
Place of PublicationDeakin West, Australian Capital Territory
PublisherAustralian Curriculum Studies Association
Pages299-319
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Citation

Fok, P. K. (1999). Curriculum development council in Hong Kong: Decision making body? In Australian Curriculum Studies Association (Ed.), The ACSA 1999 Collection: Conference papers: Framing the future (Vol. 2, pp. 299-319). Deakin West, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Curriculum Studies Association.

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