A conceptual model for understanding conceptions of citizenship and its implication for school civic education

Kwai Heung MA

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Abstract

On July 1 1997, the People's Republic of China resumed sovereignty over Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, in anticipation of change in the conditions of citizenship, there was a debate between a western conception of citizenship focusing on democratic citizenship evolved as a legacy of British rule and Mainland Chinese conception focusing on national identification with the motherland. This study, conducted in the qualitative paradigm and applying the Grounded Theory Method, explores the conceptions of citizenship of two groups of student teachers, one in Hong Kong and another in South China in the first three years of the reunion (1997-2000). A conceptual model for understanding conceptions of citizenship was derived. Its implication for citizenship education was discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Citation

Ma, K.-H. (2004, April). A conceptual model for understanding conceptions of citizenship and its implication for school civic education. Paper presented at the Pacific Circle Consortium 28th Annual Conference: Civic Values and Social Responsibility in a Global Context, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.

Keywords

  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development

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