Secondary business education in Hong Kong: Teachers' conceptions of students' competence

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Abstract

This study identifies the meaning of students’ competence conceived by 26 secondary school business teachers in Hong Kong by using phenomenographic research and dicusses how these conceptions draw implications on business education. Findings show that students’ competence is seen as possessing: (1) work-based skills, (2) good subject knowledge, (3) professional attributes, (4) critical thinking ability, (5) practical experience, and (6) a belief in lifelong learning. These six conceptions are illustrated with sufficient extracts and further covered in three dimensions: performance, personal, and integrated. They are basically in line with the views on developing competent youth in knowledge-based society and empower the latest development of business education in a global sense. Copyright © 2006 International Vocational Education and Training Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-111
JournalInternational Journal of Vocational Education and Training
Volume14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Citation

Yu, C. W. M. (2006). Secondary business education in Hong Kong: Teachers' conceptions of students' competence. International Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 14(2), 93-111.

Keywords

  • Secondary school
  • Competence
  • Attitude
  • Teachers