Development on curriculum and teacher profession: The school-based curriculum of children’s literature at primary level

Yuk Ying FOK

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Abstract

Children's literature and school-based curriculum are closely related in the reform of language teaching in Hong Kong primary schooling which is also a major concern for frontline teachers. In 2009, the Chinese Department of the Hong Kong Institute of Education received a donation of nearly 10, 000 children's books from Taiwan United Daily News Group, then the Shuxiangkuaijie : Children Reading Promotion Project was launched. The project aims at selecting appropriate teaching materials, proposing teaching plan on Children's Literature and putting them into practice in order to develop a school-based children's literature curriculum at primary level by means of the professionalism and experience of teacher trainers and frontline teachers. Moreover, it is hoped to enhance teachers' professional development in curriculum design and Children's Literature teaching. This article aims at sharing fruitful results of the partnership project, hoping to provide information for teacher education profession and teacher professional development.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Citation

Fok, Y. Y. (2010, December). Development on curriculum and teacher profession: The school-based curriculum of children’s literature at primary level. Paper presented at the 2nd East Asian International Conference on Teacher Education Research: Teacher Education for the Future: International Perspectives, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.