The views of primary mathematics teachers towards using curriculum adaptation to cater for students’ diversity: A case study

Ngok Cheng CHAN, Chau Yuk WONG

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Abstract

This study aims to explore and provide a landscape of the views of mathematics teachers towards using curriculum adaptation to cater for students’ diversity. There are three research questions this study aims to answer: (a) Teachers’ understanding and attitude of curriculum adaptation; (b) Teachers’ views regarding the effectiveness of the curriculum adaptation to catering for students’ diversity; (c) The kind of support teachers require. The study used a local primary school as a case study. It adopts both questionnaires from all the mathematics teachers and interviews with curriculum leader of the school, as well as the head teacher of mathematics. The results show that teachers are very positive about curriculum adaptation. They believe curriculum adaptation is effective in catering for students’ diversity. However, there are challenges in the process of executing curriculum adaptation. More training regarding the strategies for curriculum adaptation are required. Copyright © 2018 HKERA International Conference.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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Bibliographical note

Chan, T. N. C., & Wong, C. Y. (2018, December). The views of primary mathematics teachers towards using curriculum adaptation to cater for students’ diversity: A case study. Paper presented at the Hong Kong Educational Research Association (HKERA) International Conference 2018: Equity, Access, and Diversity in Education: Theory, Practice, and Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.