Becoming civil in Hong Kong: A tale of two schools

Paul James Thomas Francis MORRIS, Esther MORRIS

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This chapter describes the study as it was conducted in Hong Kong in two case study schools. The first is a new school located in a recently developed area close to the mainland border. The second is a long established school, operated by the Anglican Church. The results suggested that the goals promoted by the government were not a strong feature of the schools’ implemented programs. Although the planned goals of civic education in the first school reflected the national policy, in practice, the emphasis was on prescribing correct attitudes and the maintenance of order and discipline. In the second school, there was no continuity between the school's goal and the national policy; however, there was a strong continuity between the school's goal and the perspectives of all stakeholders. Copyright © 2001 Elsevier.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-27
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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Morris, P., & Morris, E. (2001). Becoming civil in Hong Kong: A tale of two schools. International Journal of Educational Research, 35(1), 11-27.