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Curriculum Change and Innovation$
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Yiu Chun Lo, A. Ka Tat Adamson, and John T. S. Lam

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139026

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139026.001.0001

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Critical Problems of Contemporary Society and Their Influence on the Curriculum

Critical Problems of Contemporary Society and Their Influence on the Curriculum

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(p.xxii) (p.1) 1 Critical Problems of Contemporary Society and Their Influence on the Curriculum
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Curriculum Change and Innovation
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Shirley S. Y. Yeung

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139026.003.0001

This chapter analyzes several crucial worldwide trends that influence education and the school curriculum in the twenty-first century, both locally and globally: globalization, the shift to a knowledge society, the development of IT, and postmodernism. These forces articulate with one another and lead to a shift in the orientation and the design of the school curriculum. As an international city, Hong Kong is inevitably under the influence of such changes. To understand the impacts of globalization on the curriculum, it is helpful to have a rudimentary understanding of the concept of curriculum. In this chapter, different definitions of the term “curriculum” are made clear to the readers.

Keywords:   Postmodernism, Globalization, Information technology (IT), Curriculum, Education

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