This paper reports the findings of a study of student teachers’ perceptions of the recent curriculum innovation in Hong Kong: Target Oriented Curriculum (TOC). It attempts to clarify the present pictures created by the impacts caused by the introduction of the TOC initiative and its consequences. Focusing on the perceptions of student teachers studying the final year of the Two-year full-time Certificate in Education (Primary) Course at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd), a prominent teacher education institution in Hong Kong, it examines some issues in relation to the implementation of TOC and the improvement of teacher education. The writers administered a written questionnaire which contained a number of attitude statements regarding the context, concept and practice of the TOC initiative. Besides, the writers conducted a semi-structured group interview among some key informants. When important changes take place in Hong Kong in 1997. a high priority of concern should be focused on education. It is very important that TOC should meet the needs of students and the society. The success definitely depends on the co-operation and support of all the contributors in the education system. Copyright © 1997 Australian Curriculum Studies Association Inc.
|Title of host publication||The ACSA 97 collection: Conference papers: Negotiating the curriculum: Whose agenda?|
|Place of Publication||Deakin West, Australian Capital Territory|
|Publisher||Australian Curriculum Studies Association|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|