Implementing an Eleven Year Through-train Model to complete Primary and Secondary Education.
Is it possible? Why Not? - Some Challenges and Principles

Paul Y. H. YAU, Miranda S. P. LUK, Joseph Y. W. CHUI, Wendy Y. Y. LAU, Eva S. Y. CHAN, and Fanny K. F. LEE
 

Abstract
 
As learning and teaching is moving away from imparting student with mere "knowledge", the simple one-size-fits-all solution of a prescribed years of schooling with some rigid and prescriptive subject syllabuses designated for different year-levels in primary and secondary schools will no longer meet the developmental needs of students.
Logos Academy of Hong Kong has started an "Eleven-year Through-train Program in September 2002, to re-define the different key stages in primary, junior and senior secondary levels to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which maintains seamless continuity.
The eleven-year program consists of three stages, each with its particular characteristics: Foundation Stage: (FS1- FS3); Developmental Stage: (DS1 - DS5) and Mastery Stage (MS1 - MS3). We have achieved some pleasing outcome so far and we believe that this re-definition of Key Learning Stages is forward looking and keeping abreast of global trends.
If this "Eleven-year Through-Train Schooling System" model is proved to be successful, it will throw some light on a new schooling structure - which will have significant implications on the government's funding and planning policies.

Keywords
  learning areas - technologies - space - create - school effectivenesss

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Reference
  Yau, P.Y.H., Luk, M.S.P., Chui, J.Y.W., Lau, W.Y.Y., Chan, E.S.Y. and Lee, F.K.F. (2005). Implementing an Eleven Year Through-train Model to complete Primary and Secondary Education - Is it possible? Why Not? - Some Challenges and Principles. Revista Electrónica Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 3(1).
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