Education Journal



尋找「可欲的變遷」──評教育統籌委員會的《香港學校教育的目標》

1992.第20卷第2期(Vol. 20 No. 2).pp. 161–172

 

尋找「可欲的變遷」──評教育統籌委員會的《香港學校教育的目標》

In Search of "Desirable Change": Critique of Education Commission's School Education in Hong Kong: A Statement of Aims

文思慧、黃顯華、劉國強、盧乃桂(Si-Wai MAN, Hin-Wah WONG, Kwok-Keung LAU, & Leslie Nai-Kwai LO)

摘要

本文將「達致教育目標」闡釋為「教育上的可欲的變遷」。然而,這變遷要是「可欲」的,則必須是結合著時代、環境、社會的情況和需求而訂定的;另一方面,它作為「變遷」,則必須包含著對達致可欲情況的途徑的思索。就前者而言,教統會的《香港學校教育的目標》的諮詢擬稿並無提出比較研究及本地情況的研究以作論證支持;就後者而言,亦缺乏對所需的諮詢和執行該等目標的配合性機制提出意見。故總的來說,對達成「可欲的變遷」的原意,恐怕幫助不大。

Abstract

The paper begins with explicating the achieving of aims of education in terms of realization of 'desirable changes in education'. With this theoretical backdrop, two requirements on a document setting out formally views on the aims of education are implicated: (1) The document must give regard to the social, cultural, and political contexts of the society to which the aims are marked out for, so as to ensure that changes targeted at are desirable, and (2) it must include discussions on ways to secure these changes. Unfortunately, both aspects are neglected by the Education Commission's School Education in Hong Kong: A Statement of Aims. Firstly, it does not cite any comparative studies or scholarly investigations processes which are essential for inducing the desirable changes proposed. We, therefore, do not expect the document to be particularly efficacious in prescribing directions for desirable changes in education in Hong Kong.