The establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has brought about enormous structural, social, economical, political and cultural changes to society. To cope with these multi-faceted changes, there is a need to review the existing systems and policies as to provide information for improvement or reform. Education is undoubtedly within the criteria for revision. Art education, that forms part of the core curriculum of general education, plays a role for developing an all-round being should invite certain amount of attention. This study tended to obtain a thorough picture on the changes of the philosophy and rationale of art education in the recent forty years by a descriptive study on the aims of art education in the official art syllabuses of junior secondary schools. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century
|Place of Publication
|Hong Kong Institute of Education
|Published - 2000