From citizenship education to national education: Perceptions of national identity and national education of Hong Kong’s secondary school teachers

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Abstract

This book makes a timely contribution to understanding perceptions on national identity and National Education, with both of them have become controversial topics in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China. In a so-called globalization era, national identity and National Education, with the latter having an aim of fostering a Chinese national identity in education, have been significantly pushed ahead by the Hong Kong SAR government since the early 2000s as a response to the return of sovereignty to China in 1997. Teacher perception matters to what they select and how they teach in the schools. By incorporating fieldworks of teacher interviews, observation and documentary analysis, this book argues for a multi-layered conception of identity, different aims, contents and diversified methods of National Education should be recognized. This book is likely to become a useful account of teacher perception on national identity and National Education in citizenship education literature, and it will be relevant to policymakers, teachers, trainers and researchers. Copyright © 2017 Routledge.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
ISBN (Print)9781138651661, 9781315624693
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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national identity
citizenship
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Hong Kong
China
sovereignty
globalization
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Citation

Chong, K. M. E. (2017). From citizenship education to national education: Perceptions of national identity and national education of Hong Kong’s secondary school teachers. New York: Routledge.