Education reform in Hong Kong: Issues of consistency, connectedness and culture

Christopher Robin DOWSON, Peter Thomas BODYCOTT, Allan David WALKER, David CONIAM

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Abstract

Since the early 1990s, the pace of educational reform in Hong Kong has accelerated and broadened to incorporate almost all areas of schooling. The reforms introduced during this period can be subsumed under what has generally been labelled the quality movement. In this paper, we review and comment on a number of policy reform initiatives in the four areas of "Quality Education," English Language Benchmarking, Initial Teacher Training and the Integration of Pupils with Special Needs into Ordinary Classrooms. Following a brief description of each policy initiative, the reforms are discussed in terms of their consistency, coherence and cultural fit. Copyright © 2000 The Education Policy Analysis Archives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
JournalEducation Policy Analysis Archives
Volume8
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2000

Citation

Dowson, C., Bodycott, P., Walker, A. & Coniam, D. (2000). Education reform in Hong Kong: Issues of consistency, connectedness and culture. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 8(24), 1-15.

Keywords

  • Educational change
  • Educational history
  • English (Second Language)
  • Foreign countries
  • Higher education
  • Inclusive schools
  • Learning disabilities
  • Professional development
  • Standards

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