Closing achievement gaps in design and technology education : case study in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Kin Wai Michael Siu, Y.L. Wong, W.W. Feng

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Design and Technology (D&T) Education possesses numerous educational values which are being neglected in society, and hence, this results in achievement gaps between the expected and the implemented curriculum. Opportunely, the new technology education curriculum of mainland China and the new Design and Applied Technology curriculum in Hong Kong provide opportunities to fill the gaps. This paper addresses some possible achievements and achievements gaps in D&T, and further depicts how the two curricula serve as gap fillers in the current education systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of International Association for the Study of the Global Achievement Gap
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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