The motive forces behind the changes in Hong Kong's mathematics curriculum

Kim Wai Thomas YEUNG, King Shun LEUNG

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Abstract

This paper aims to unveil the reasons behind the changes in HK’s Mathematics Curriculum in the last two decades. It attempts to find out what actually initiated new Mathematics Syllabuses in HK. Besides literature search on relevant documents, archives and government printings, personal interviews of renowned mathematics educators were also conducted. Seven major motive forces were identified. Their social, economical, political settings and their implications on mathematics education were also discussed. 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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Bibliographical note

Yeung, T. K. W., & Leung, K. S. (2000). The motive forces behind the changes in Hong Kong's 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.