Journal of Basic Education



香港小學教師中華文化教學信念研究

2007.第16卷第2期(Vol. 16 No. 2).pp. 41–63
 

香港小學教師中華文化教學信念研究

Chinese Language Teachers’ Beliefs of Teaching Chinese Culture

黃婉貞、林智中(Jane WONG & Chi-Chung LAM)

摘要

香港教育統籌局於2004年在小學推出了新的中文科課程,中華文化教學是其中主要措施之一。本研究初步探討香港小學中文科教師對中華文化教學的信念,透過訪問中文教師「實做」文化教學經驗,剖析他們潛藏的文化教學信念。研究顯示,教師相信認識文化知識是小學文化教學的目標,不過卻只視文化教學為配角;教學上以學生為中心,反對強制性的愛國教育;而且教師自感對「中華文化」教學的掌握能力不足,希望在教學及課程上有更具體的指引。

關鍵詞:中華文化;小學教師;教學信念

Abstract

In the Chinese language curriculum released by the Curriculum Development Council in 2004, the teaching of Chinese culture was added as a main component of the curriculum. The present study explores Chinese language teachers’ beliefs in the teaching of Chinese culture. In interviews with Chinese teachers, the study reveals their frontline teaching practices and underlying beliefs. Findings show that teachers viewed a knowledge of Chinese culture as an important aim of culture teaching at the primary level, but only as secondary in the teaching of the Chinese subject. A student-centred approach was preferred, but authoritative teaching of patriotism was not favoured. On the whole, teachers felt inadequate in their knowledge and teaching of Chinese culture and hoped that more specific concrete guidelines on curriculum and instruction could be given.