Changing Hong Kong Students’ national identity: Do mainland exchange programmes matter?

Yan Ni Annie CHENG

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore the possible impact of short-term Mainland exchange programmes on the Hong Kong youths’ national identity. A study using both quantitative and qualitative methods was conducted in 2016/17 to investigate the students’ national identity. There were over 600 secondary school students completed a survey and subsequent focus group interviews were conducted to examine whether there was any difference in their national identity after they returned from the Mainland exchange programmes. The results show that students had diverse perceptions of national identity and various dimensions of changes on national identity after participating in Mainland activities. This paper provides insights for schools to enhance meaningful Mainland exchange activities and inform policy makers’ ways of formulating effective strategies for promoting such activities. Copyright © 2017 The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-528
JournalThe Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
VolumeSpecial Issue for INTE 2017
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

Citation

Cheng, A. Y. N. (2017). Changing Hong Kong Students’ national identity: Do mainland exchange programmes matter? The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, Special Issue for INTE 2017, 525-528.

Keywords

  • Hong Kong youth
  • National identity
  • Mainland exchange programme
  • Study tours
  • Ethnic identity

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