Chinese politics, globalization, and social education in the "world city" of Hong Kong

Merry M. MERRYFIELD, Tin Yau Joe LO, Sum Cho PO

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Abstract

This study documents how the social education curriculum in Hong Kong has changed since Hong Kong’s return to the People's Republic of China in 1997. Employing qualitative methods of classroom observations, interviews, and documentary analysis, the researchers found changes in mandated topics in the curriculum (such as increased attention to global issues, global economic connections, Chinese identity), pedagogy (such as strategies for active learning), resources (such as materials from UNICEF) and attitudes (such as empathy for people in less developed parts of the world). The findings also include a comparison of local versus international schools, changes in teacher education courses, and teachers’ perspectives on issues they face today.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Citation

Merryfield, M. M., Lo, T. Y. J., & Po, S. C. (2006, April). Chinese politics, globalization, and social education in the "world city" of Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: Education Research in the Public Interest, San Francisco, CA.

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