Experiencing identity crises: Stories of three educators

Nai Kwok CHAN, Chun Kwok LAU, Chak CHUNG

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This is a narrative self-study of three Hong Kong educators of their perceptions of the identity and identity education in facing the issue of emigration when Hong Kong shortly before her political hand-over in 1997. It was found that the issue of identity for Hong Kong Chinese on a shifting landscape was complicated and controversial. People felt ambivalent and worried about their identity. The personal experience of the three educators in tackling the issue of emigration had powerfully shaped their stories to live by, not only as residents of the city, but more significantly, as educators. This inquiry has contributed to a better understanding of the formation of personal practical knowledge of teachers in the field of identity education.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005


Chan, F. N. K., Lau, C. K., & Chung, C. (2005, April). Experiencing identity crises: Stories of three educators. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: Demography and Democracy in the Era of Accountability, Montréal, Quebec.


  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development


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