Rethinking the relevancy of home economics in the education reform

May Yee Millie YUNG-CHAN

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Abstract

Home economics has a long history in Hong Kong schools. Although it is still in the secondary school curriculum, its value is always being challenged. This is particularly so when it is amongst the educational changes and reforms that are currently undertaken in Hong Kong. In order to understand its present situation in school and to inform the future development of the subject, a survey has been conducted to collect teachers’ views. It is believed that the data collected will help put contemporary Hong Economics teaching in schools in context as well as identifying factors that might have affected its development in schools. Most importantly, the results help to provide a basis for practitioners in the field to rethink the relevance of Home Economics in the school curriculum in the new century. Copyright © 2002 Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience technology education: Meeting the Challenges of Education Reform: Science & Technology Education Conference 2002 proceedings
EditorsKenneth S. VOLK , Wing-mui Winnie SO
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Hong Kong Institute of Education, Curriculum Development Institute, Education Dept., Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education
Pages53-60
ISBN (Print)9629491125
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Bibliographical note

Yung Chan, M. Y. M. (2002). Rethinking the relevancy of home economics in the education reform. In K. S. Volk & W.-M. W. So (Eds.), Science technology education: Meeting the Challenges of Education Reform: Science & Technology Education Conference 2002 proceedings (pp. 53-60). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Curriculum Development Institute, Education Dept., Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education.