Education Journal


1991.第19卷第1期(Vol. 19 No. 1).pp. 103–109



Value Conflicts and Choices: Curriculum Issues of Hong Kong

黃顯華(Hin-Wah WONG)




Before the seventieth of this century, the curriculum development of Hong Kong was predominently influenced by examination, politics and textbooks. After the implementation of the compulsory schooling, continuous debates on the choice of curricular design and models of curriculum development have been one of the important issues in the educational system of Hong Kong. This article tries to delineate the issue based on the following five dimensions: equality vs freedom; common vs diversity; comprehensive vs elitism; short vs long term benefit; administrative vs professional. The first four dimenstions related to designs of the curriculum, while the last one pertaining to models of curriculum development.