Economic and public affairs: An education for citizenship in Hong Kong

Pui Kai CHAN

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Abstract

Economic and Public Affairs (EPA) has been an integrated study of social, economic and political education for the junior secondary classes in Hong Kong since 1984, the year in which the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong was signed. The Hong Kong students could, from then onwards, have an opportunity to receive an education for citizenship, in preparation for the post-Joint-Declaration era from 1984 till the end of June, 1997. The scope of content in the three-year curriculum was analysed to have covered mainly the aspect of social education, while that for economic and political education was surprisingly insufficient, if a balanced 'education for citizenship' was intended. A revised syllabus with a set of new and rearranged topics in social, economic and political education was proposed, to cater for the needs of Hong Kong students from 1996 to the beginning years of the new Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It is extremely important and urgent for Hong Kong teachers to commit themselves more actively than at any other time in Hong Kong history since 1841, to facilitate an education for citizenship in schools. Copyright © 1996 Symposium Journals Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-104
JournalChildren's Social and Economics Education
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Citation

Chan, P.-K. (1996). Economic and public affairs: An education for citizenship in Hong Kong. Children's Social and Economics Education, 1(2), 97-104.

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