The Comparative Study on the Reading Materials in the Current Textbooks for Shanghai and Hongkong High School Students
|School||East China Normal University|
|Keywords||Hong Kong Shanghai HKEP version Curriculum reformⅡtrial version compare suggestion textbook|
With the promotion and implement of Curriculum reform II, the Chinese textbook (trial version) for high school students is comprehensively used in Shanghai. This textbook, which is very different from the previous version of Curriculum reform I, carries out the idea of Curriculum reform II, and combine each unit based on the themes. However, after using this textbook, teachers have expressed different opinions. There are nevertheless few articles that have analyzed and evaluated the reading materials in the textbooks in a comprehensively way.At the beginning of the century, Hong Kong started a new curriculum reform and issued the Leading of Chinese Curriculum for middle school and high school 2001, which is similar to the Chinese Curriculum Standards of Shanghai for elementary and secondary school. Under the direction of the programmatic document, the publishing companies in Hong Kong have started to write the new textbooks. The textbook written by Hong Kong Education Press (HKEP), which represents a characteristic version, is widely used by Hongkong students.Although the political system and life style between the two cities are different, they have a close connection in history and culture. Besides, considering the location as two international metropolises, both cities need their citizen to have the similar capability of tongues and languages. Therefore, comparing the two versions of Chinese textbooks for high school students will help us to sum up the basic laws and experiences of the compilation of the Chinese textbook. By exploring the new ideal and thinking of the two textbooks, we can promote the compilation of Chinese textbooks in Shanghai, and what is more important; it will also help us to learn the valuable experience and reform progeny from Hongkong. This research compares the two textbooks in the aspects of compilation law, compilation ideal, text, reading support system and homework system. By quoting the textbook of Curriculum Reform I version (H version & S version), the author compares the advantages and disadvantages of the current textbook in order to propose some suggestions to ameliorate the use of the current textbook in Shanghai.