Education and the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement


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This special issue of Educational Philosophy and Theory considers the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement as an educational event, which has impacted attitudes and outlooks and conceptions of young people’s role, of education, and of society. This essay serves as an introduction to the more substantive pieces that follow. It describes two alternative perspectives on youth civic engagement in Hong Kong historically; and in so doing, it addresses some of the challenges related to free academic expression that hinder scholarly research and publishing on the area of Hong Kong-China relations looking into the future. It concludes with a brief glimpse of the contributions that follow. Copyright © 2016 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-162
JournalEducational Philosophy and Theory
Issue number2
Early online date26 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2019


Jackson, L., & O'Leary, T. (2019). Education and the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 51(2), 157-162. doi: 10.1080/00131857.2016.1268523


  • Hong Kong
  • Civic engagement
  • Academic freedom
  • Student protests
  • Informal education


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