1996．第11卷第1期（Vol. 11 No. 1）．pp. 715
Secondary Three Students’ Knowledge of Geography of China: Facts and Implications for Junior Secondary Geography and Social Studies Curriculum
Chi-Chung LAM & Wen-Ying LIN（林智中、林文鶯）
In view of the fact that the sovereignty of Hong Kong will be returned to China in 1997, the demand for increasing the weighting on China in the junior secondary geography curriculum has gained momentum. The present study aims at revealing Secondary Three students' level of understanding of the geography of China. A test instrument comprised 50 multiple-choice questions were designed and administered to 4556, 2742, 546 Secondary Three students in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau respectively. The results show that the performance of Hong Kong students were inferior than their counterparts in China and Macau. However, the performance of Hong Kong students was not alarming as the average score was 24.79, very close to the 50% mark. The issue of the China element in the junior secondary geography and social studies curriculum is discussed in light of the findings.