Changes in Hong Kong's history curriculum: Implications and complications

Tin Yau Joe LO

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Abstract

In the process of Hong Kong's political transition to the Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, various political forces have been generating impact on the curriculum changes. This paper aims to use the secondary History subject as a case study to demonstrate the implications and complications of curriculum changes in addition to analysing how politics and curriculum interact in the dialectical web of localism, nationalism and globalism. It is expected that it will shed light on the role played by History curriculum in helping pupils to develop local identity in national context while cultivating a sense of global citizenship. Copyright © 2000 New Horizons in Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-57
JournalNew Horizons in Education
Volume42
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2000

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Hong Kong
curriculum
history
nationalism
pupil
citizenship
China
politics

Citation

Lo, J. T.-Y. (2000). Changes in Hong Kong's history curriculum: Implications and complications. New Horizons in Education, 42, 50-57.

Keywords

  • History
  • Political transition
  • Curriculum changes
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