School based critical literacy programme in a Hong Kong secondary school

Pik-yu Cherry Wong, Chi-wai Chan, Arthur Firkins

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    In the 2005/2006 academic year, TWGHs Mr and Mrs Kwong Sik Kwan College received a Quality Education Fund(QEF) grant to research ways to develop the critical literacy skills of Hong Kong junior secondary students. The paper describes the programme, which was implemented across the Chinese and English key learning areas, using the Four Resources Model (Freebody and Luke, 1990) as a planning schema. The paper identifies the incidental benefits of developing the critical reader response skills in which students required in the new senior secondary English and Chinese curriculum.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)129-139
    Number of pages11
    JournalHong Kong Teachers' Centre Journal
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • critical thinking skills
    • curriculum reform
    • Chinese language teaching
    • English language teaching


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