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Hong Kong Pupils’ Attitudes Toward Technology: The Impact of Design and Technology Programs

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Ken Volk ,

Hong Kong Institute of Education, CN
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A faculty member in the School of Creative Arts, Sciences, and Technology at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.

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Wai Ming Yip,

CN
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A faculty member in the School of Creative Arts, Sciences, and Technology at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
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Ting Kau Lo

Hong Kong Institute of Education, CN
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A faculty member in the School of Creative Arts, Sciences, and Technology at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
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Abstract

As a subject in Hong Kong secondary schools, Design & Technology (D&T) is influenced by four factors. First, for many years, the subject of Design & Technology was offered almost exclusively to boys, with girls only being allowed to take Home Economics. Recently however, girls are now having the opportunity to take D&T as a required subject in schools. Second, although some schools have allowed girls to take D&T for several years, some have only just started this practice. As a result, some girls have studied D&T from secondary one to three, while others may only be having their initial experience as a secondary three student. Third, the content and teaching of D&T varies from school to school, and depends on the type of syllabus followed and facilities available. Fourth, not all secondary schools in Hong Kong offer D&T, meaning a large number of both boys and girls have never experienced the subject.
How to Cite: Volk, K., Yip, W. M., & Lo, T. K. (2003). Hong Kong Pupils’ Attitudes Toward Technology: The Impact of Design and Technology Programs. Journal of Technology Education, 15(1), 48–63. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v15i1.a.4
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Published on 22 Sep 2003.
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