Establishing theories of the State for the historical and comparative analysis of the Hong Kong education policy

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Abstract

For the analysis of Hong Kong education policy in history, we apply theories of the state for the historical comparative research. For the description of the establishment of sociological concepts, some key concepts are set as the mediation of history. Weber’s historical sociology makes concepts establish idea types. They are used as yardsticks to facilitate and enrich the understanding and explanation of historical events. They give a cultural historical explanation of casual relevance of multi-causality of historical events. In the Hong Kong historical context, the education policy is one of governing policies. With the application of concepts, the different levels are global, state, institution and politicking. The key concepts established are helpful for more accuracy in handling the recognition, explanation and analyses of policy implementation. A series of education policies analysis applied is the powerful indication of theories of the state to have deep understanding of the functioning of the Hong Kong Government in our history.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Citation

Hung, C. F. S. (2012, February). Establishing theories of the State for the historical and comparative analysis of the Hong Kong education policy. Paper presented at the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (CESHK) Annual Conference 2012, The University of Hong Kong, China.

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