Hong Kong secondary education reform and its impact on social and cultural awareness

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Abstract

This paper examines the impact of the secondary curriculum reforms on the development of social and cultural awareness among secondary graduates who were admitted to Associate Degree and Higher Diploma programs in Hong Kong tertiary institution. A total of 3626 freshmen had completed a set of self-assessment questionnaires across three academic years from 2010 to 2012. Three of the generic competencies, which were highlighted in the new three-year New Senior Secondary (NSS) academic structure, were evaluated and compared between students before and after the curriculum reform. We focus on the students' social and cultural awareness, which includes aspects of cultural appreciation, global outlook, social and national responsibility. The result indicated a gradual improvement in generic competencies for the 7-year-secondary school curriculum from 2010 to 2012. Furthermore, students from the 7-year-secondary curriculum and the NSS structure have the similar level of competence at the same double cohort year in 2012.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationLearning for the Future Now, TALE 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages313-318
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479976720
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2015
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2014 - Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 8 Dec 201410 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering: Learning for the Future Now, TALE 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2014
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
CityWellington
Period8/12/1410/12/14

Keywords

  • Curriculum reform Hong Kong
  • Generic skills
  • New Senior Secondary
  • Senior secondary education

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