This book is a labour of genuine concem on the school curriculum in Hong Kong by a veteran educationist. It forms a comprehensive and current account of curriculum development, implementation and interpretation. The author first invites the reader to critically examine how local and global issues influence the way in which the curriculum is constructed. Against this theoretical background, the author maintains the clear practical focus on the present policies of the education authority and then suggests the curriculum on various fields for the present schools. Tailor-made to the special situation of Hong Kong, the book sheds light on the recent pressure for change and reform. The Hong Kong experience may offer insights to those who care for education in any changing cities.
Kerry J. Kennedy is the Head of Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, prior to that he was Dean of Education and later Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Canberra. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is a fellow of the Australian College of Education and Life Member of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association.