Exploring school ethos: An investigation of children’s human rights in two secondary institutions in Hong Kong

Yan Lam LO, Yan Wing LEUNG, Wai Wa Timothy YUEN

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Abstract

From 2009 to 2011, the authors launched the Basic Law Education Project: Education for Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Hong Kong. This article focuses on a subset of the overarching data-set and discusses the findings that resulted from a comparative analysis of two participating schools. A survey was deployed to assess the extent to which a human rights friendly ethos existed in several institutions. Randomly selected students and all teachers from both schools were invited to participate. The collected data revealed noteworthy trends in mean scores between teachers and students in areas such as equal and fair treatment; protection of and appeal for rights; and feelings of being loved, respected, and blessed. School mission and leadership style appeared to account for significant differences. Additionally, we offer recommendations for practices that may improve human rights ethos in schools. Copyright © 2015 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-209
JournalIntercultural Education
Volume26
Issue number3
Early online dateJun 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Citation

Lo, Y. L., Leung, Y. W., & Yuen, W. W. (2015). Exploring school ethos: An investigation of children’s human rights in two secondary institutions in Hong Kong. Intercultural Education, 26(3), 192-209.

Keywords

  • Human rights friendly school ethos
  • Children’s rights in schools
  • Human rights education
  • Children’s rights education
  • Hong Kong

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