The value orientations of student teachers & practising teachers in Hong Kong at a time of change

Kwai Heung MA

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In the post-industrial phase, changes are so rapid that Alvin Toffler fore-told the phenomenon of 'future shock'. Satellite communication & computers changed the world into a global village. (Toffler, Alvin. 1970)(Naisbitt, John. 1982) Apart from experiencing the above, we, living in this international city of Hong Kong, are also experiencing political change and other subsequent changes as a result of the return of sovereignty to PRC in 1997. Amid such changes, there is the urgent need to reshape education & to restructure schools so that our education will be able ot prepare future citizens to withstand the future shock. (Sadker, Myra pollack. 1991) However, to the teachers who are in the fore-front of education, what are their value orientations like? Are they ready for the adoption of a more national & more global perspective? This research is a pilot study in which Rockeah' s questionaire on values, which had already been translated & used in previous surveys by Dr. Lau Sing, was adopted as the instrument. The questionaires were distributed to and completed by full-time and part-time students of HKIEd, full-time B. Ed. students of HKU, practising teachers of 4 primary and 4 secondary schools. Datas were analysed and implications discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996



Ma, K. H. (1996, November). The value orientations of student teachers & practising teachers in Hong Kong at a time of change. Paper presented at the Hong Kong Educational Research Association (HKERA) 13th Annual Conference: Restructuring Schools in Changing Societies, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.