The development of interdisciplinary liberal studies curriculum in Hong Kong: Perspectives and problems

Tin Yau Joe LO, Sum Cho PO

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Abstract

The introduction of liberal studies is a new curriculum reform initiative in Hong Kong starting in 2009. It is a kind of formal interdisciplinary curriculum built on decades of experiences garnered from the implementation of various integrated subjects with similar nature. Through the method of documentary analysis that brings all official policy papers, curriculum guides/documents, stakeholders’ feedback, and prior research into critical scrutiny, this article aims to analyze the phylogeny of formal interdisciplinary curriculum in Hong Kong from historial, sociological, ideological, and curricular perspectives, with a view to delineating the changes and continuities in the development of interdisciplinary curriculum and identifying the problems and possibilities for its implementation. Copyright © 2009 Rowman & Littlefield Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-249
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Reform
Volume18
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Lo, J. T.-Y., & Po, S.-C. (2009). The development of interdisciplinary liberal studies curriculum in Hong Kong: Perspectives and problems. International Journal of Educational Reform, 18(3), 224-249.