Commencing from 1996, primary schools in Hong Kong started to implement a new integrated curriculum called General Studies (an integration of Primary Science, Social Studies and Health Education). Curriculum designers claim that this integration is a move to reduce the time needed to cover similar topics and to allow children to look at issues from various perspectives. Teachers express concerns about the teaching of the science-related topics in the new curriculum. These concerns are justified given that these teachers, who were previously teaching only Social Studies and/or Health Education, may have received little education in science and science education. Copyright © 1998 SEAMEO Regional Centre for Science and Mathematics.
|Journal||Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1998|