A study of the implementation of civic education in Hong Kong secondary schools in the post-handover period

Shui Che Janet FOK

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Abstract

For the past 150 years, the government of Hong Kong had no clear-cut policy on the implementation of civic education in schools. The Education Department has issued two Guidelines for schools' reference: the 1985 Guidelines and the 1996 Guidelines on Civic Education in School. The 1996 Guidelines seek to prepare young people to be responsible and participating citizens. To understand how civic education is implemented in Hong Kong schools, a working group of the Hong Kong Institute of Education carried out a study on this issue in the year 1999-2000. Data was collected through a survey and structured interview. Our study reveals that some progress has been made in the promotion of civic education as compared with the past. Copyright © 2006 Pacific Circle Consortium for Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-69
JournalPacific-Asian Education
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Citation

Fok, S. C. (2006). A study of the implementation of civic education in Hong Kong secondary schools in the post-handover period. Pacific-Asian Education, 18(1), 54-69.

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