School-based teacher development program (STEP) is currently adopted for teachers' professional development in the scopes of knowledge, skills and attitudes. In the field of early childhood education (ECE), STEP has been highly recommended by the Education Bureau, HKSARS since the implementation of the voucher scheme in 2007. This paper will present kindergarten teachers' personal experiences on the learning of a newly developed ECE curriculum in Hong Kong, namely: A Creative Integrative Movement-Music Curriculum for Young Children. The STEP has been conducted in a selected kindergarten from January to July 2009 in Hong Kong. The STEP program involved three stages: preparation, implementation and evaluation. The STEP activities covered teachers' observation, training workshop, and discussion. Teachers' feedback was collected by a questionnaire. The findings have revealed teachers' CHANGES in their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards the movement-music curriculum. They have been inspired to implement the "curriculum" in this new academic year (2010-2011) with full support from the principal.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|