Teachers' concerns about the implementation of an integrated curriculum: A Hong Kong study

May Hung May CHENG, Wing Mui Winnie SO, Chiao Liang Joseph TSANG

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-32
JournalJournal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia
Volume21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998

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Hong Kong
curriculum
social studies
teacher
science
health promotion
Teaching
primary school
education

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Cheng, M. H. M., So, W. M. W., & Tsang, C. L. J. (1998). Teachers' concerns about the implementation of an integrated curriculum: A Hong Kong study. Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 21(1), 22-32.