The analysis of aims in Hong Kong primary mathematics curriculum

Hing Keung LEUNG, Kim Wai Thomas YEUNG

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the aims of Hong Kong primary mathematics curricula in years 1973, 1983, 1995 and 2001(Proposed). The aims, goals, objectives and assumptions of primary mathematics curricula are studied using George J. Posner’s framework. A comparison of progressive educational aims is also made. Literature search on relevant documents of curriculum changes and personal interviews were also conducted. The implications of this research for mathematics education are also discussed. The findings of this study would be valuable to curriculum planners, mathematics educators and primary school teachers in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Institute of Education
Pages1-5
ISBN (Print)9629490382
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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mathematics
curriculum
primary school teacher
educator
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education

Citation

Leung, H. K., & Yeung, T. K. W. (2000). The analysis of aims in Hong Kong primary mathematics curriculum. In Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century [CD-ROM] (pp. 1-5). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.