The Hong Kong government recently reformed pre-primary education with the introduction of a voucher scheme. This paper seeks to use Fairclough’s model of critical discourse analysis to explore a key policy text and seeks to assess to what extent such an analytical framework can help develop a better understanding of the policy. It suggests that critical discourse analysis can provide a useful analytical tool for analysing the complexities of policy. In particular it surfaces key tensions within policy, such as those between commitments to equity and efficiency, that may have a significant impact on policy implementation. The paper adds to the understanding of how a range of data analysis methods can help develop a more sophisticated understanding of policy development.
|Published - 2011
|2011 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: “Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good” - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 08 Apr 2011 → 12 Apr 2011
|2011 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: “Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good”
|08/04/11 → 12/04/11