Curriculum reform and supporting structures at schools: challenges for life skills planning for secondary school students in China (with particular reference to Hong Kong)

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Author: Lee, John Chi-Kin


Demand has risen for the introduction of career education in senior secondary schooling to enhance students' transition from study to work. Against such a background, this paper aims to discuss the curriculum reforms and supporting structures in schools and to explore the challenges of life skills planning for secondary school students in China with particular reference to Hong Kong. Literature review and examples from Hong Kong and China indicate that although various vocational (career) development education and Career and Life Planning Education (CLPE) activities and school-based...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Secondary education; Employment

Keywords: Secondary school; Institutional role; Career guidance; Career planning; Curriculum; Curriculum development; Transition from education and training to employment

Geographic subjects: Hong Kong (China); China; Asia

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer for Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association, 2017

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Journal volume: 16

Journal number: 1

Journal date: February 2017

Pages: pp. 61-75

ISSN: 1570-2081 (print), 1573-1723 (online)

Special issue: 'School to work transitions: preparing students for the future', edited by Margarita Pavlova, Chi-Kin John Lee, Rupert Maclean.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.642

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