Teachers' Attitudes Toward Curriculum Change in Hong Kong Elementary Schools
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AbstractTeachers’ attitude towards change plays one of the significant factors in the complexity of change process. The purpose of the paper is to report the exploratory findings of Hong Kong teachers’ attitudes towards curriculum change in Hong Kong elementary schools. Data collection methods included individual interviews with teachers of four elementary schools. Key findings of the study included: (1) Teachers’ held mixed feelings towards curriculum change; (2) Teachers’ professional experiences potentially influenced their views upon curriculum change; (3) Teachers’ self-efficacy towards curriculum change was diverse; and (4) Teachers’ ownership of curriculum change seemingly was varied due to the positionality of teachers. Implications for the management of curriculum change and teacher development will be discussed in the paper.
Acceptance Date03/11/2016
All Author(s) ListEunice Wai-Po WAN, Sally Wai-Yan WAN
Name of ConferenceAmerican Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2018
Start Date of Conference13/04/2018
End Date of Conference17/04/2018
Place of ConferenceNew York
Country/Region of ConferenceUnited States of America
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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