Making different sense of reform: School leaders’ perspectives on the new senior secondary curriculum in Hong Kong

Robert Damian ADAMSON, Tak Shing John LAM, Wai Ming YU, Kin Sang Jacqueline CHAN, Hau Fai Edmond LAW, Wai Lun Anthony LEUNG

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Abstract

This study outlines the perceptions of school leaders regarding the New Senior Secondary Curriculum in Hong Kong. It illustrates the diversity of perceptions and responses of school leaders in terms of the purposes of the reforms, challenges to be faced, and strategies for implementing the reform. The findings suggest that school leaders’ perceptions and responses are varied because of the different agendas and cultures of individual schools. This paper argues that planners need to avoid over-prescription in designing a new curriculum so as to allow schools scope to take account of their own characteristics and readiness when implementing the reforms. Copyright © 2010 Illinois State University.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-127
JournalPlanning and Changing
Volume41
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Citation

Adamson, B., Lam, T.-S. J., Yu, W.-M., Chan, K.-S. J., Law, H.-F. E., & Leung, W.-L. A. (2010). Making different sense of reform: School leaders’ perspectives on the new senior secondary curriculum in Hong Kong. Planning and Changing, 41(1/2), 110-127.

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