A comparative study on recent educational policy changes of primary and secondary schooling in Hong Kong and Macau

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Abstract

Hong Kong and Macau are two cities which share many common features. For example, both are located in south coast in China, colonies of European countries for more than a century, Special Administrative Regions (SARs) in China, small in area, etc. The main differences are obvious: Hong Kong is considerably larger in terms of population and land area, a key role in financial field, whereas Macau is a gambling-based economic and known as the "Las Vegas" in the East. It has been about two decades since the reunification of both Hong Kong and Macau to China. The political, social and economic environments have been significantly changed. One main change is that China now becomes the world's second-largest economy and more influential in the policy making of two SARs. This paper attempts to explain the differences and similarities of educational policy changes of primary and secondary schooling in Hong Kong and Macau in recent years. Since the educational policies play an essential role in many social issues such as shaping national identity, social justice, etc, it is important to investigate how are they changed in recent year and understand the implications of such changes. Copyright © 2018 IEEE.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 International Symposium on Educational Technology, ISET 2018
EditorsFu Lee WANG, Oliver AU, Takayuki KONNO, Chiaki IWASAKI, Chen LI
Place of PublicationDanvers, MA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages117-120
ISBN (Print)9781538672082
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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educational policy
Hong Kong
China
reunification
gambling
social issue
national identity
social justice
economics
economy

Citation

Xie, H., Ng, W. S., Zou, D., & Wang, F. L. (2018). A comparative study on recent educational policy changes of primary and secondary schooling in Hong Kong and Macau. In F. L. Wang, O. Au, T. Konno, C. Iwasaki, & C. Li (Eds.), Proceedings of 2018 International Symposium on Educational Technology, ISET 2018 (pp. 117-120). Danvers, MA: IEEE.

Keywords

  • Hong Kong
  • Macau
  • Educational policy
  • Comparative study
  • Primary and secondary schooling