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.
|Title of host publication||Children and Music: Developmental Perspectives|
|Editors||Margaret S. BARRETT, Gary E. MCPHERSON, Rosalynd SMITH|
|Place of Publication||Launceston, Tasmania|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|