Globalization and Hong Kong educational reforms

Yin Cheong CHENG

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Based on the observations in Hong Kong and the Region, this chapter aims to analyze the reform syndrome, bottle-neck effects and their impacts on teachers and school education and highlight the direction of new developments. In a context of globalization, the experiences of educational reforms in Hong Kong particularly in the past decade may provide a good case for understanding the dynamics of educational reforms and drawing theoretical and practical implications for research, policy formulation and implementation not only in Hong Kong but also in other international communities. Copyright © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecond international handbook on globalisation, education and policy research
EditorsJoseph ZAJDA
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISBN (Electronic)9789401794930
ISBN (Print)9789401794923
Publication statusPublished - 2015


Cheng, C. Y. (2015). Globalization and Hong Kong educational reforms. In J. Zajda (Ed.), Second international handbook on globalisation, education and policy research (pp. 219-241). Netherlands: Springer Netherlands.


  • Educational reform
  • Inclusive education
  • School closure
  • Curriculum Development Council
  • Manpower Bureau


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