Classical Chinese Poetry: Implications for Being a Compulsory Component of the School Curriculum
In recent years a series of textbook materials selected from classical Chinese poetry for primary and middle school children have been published in China. Prepared by officially appointed experts,and included in the formal curriculum of the 9-year compulsory education, they have run scores of prints and millions of copies have been sold.This paper attempts to study the objectives of these renewed efforts at poetry learning,the contents and the ways in which these classical poems are taught and explored, and the implications for humanities education as a whole.
Keywords: Classical Chinese Poetry, School Curriculum, Humanities Education
Prof. Sylvia S. L. Ieong
Asst. Professor; Coordinator of the B.Ed. Programmes, Faculty of Education, University of Macau, Macao Special Administrative Region of PRC