The changing music curriculum for Hong Kong primary schools

Yuet Wah Ruth YU-WU

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Abstract

There are many definitions to a music curriculum. The present paper attempts to find out some changes in the music curriculum for Hong Kong primary schools since the 1960s. The discussion focuses on two aspects of the music curriculum for Hong Kong primary schools, namely the 'formal curriculum' and the 'operational curriculum'. The scope of study is mainly on the analysis of documents available. The 'formal curriculum' is represented by the official music syllabuses issued by the Education Department in Hong Kong. The 'operational curriculum' is reflected by a sample of music songbooks and textbooks for Hong Kong primary schools. Copyright © 1999 UNIPRINT.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChildren and Music: Developmental Perspectives
EditorsMargaret S. BARRETT, Gary E. MCPHERSON, Rosalynd SMITH
Place of PublicationLaunceston, Tasmania
PublisherUNIPRINT
Pages333-338
ISBN (Print)0859018318
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Bibliographical note

Yu Wu, Y. W. R. (1999). The changing music curriculum for Hong Kong primary schools. In M. S. Barrett, G. McPherson, & R. Smith (Eds.), Children and Music: Developmental Perspectives (pp. 333-338). Launceston, Tasmania: UniPrint.