Hidden privatization of education in Hong Kong: Teachers’ and school leaders’ view of the practice and implications of education outsourcing

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Abstract

Outsourcing of the curriculum delivery to educational service providers (ed-outsourcing) has been widely practiced around the globe. Hong Kong is not an exception, but the phenomenon remains rather hidden and under-researched. Drawing on a survey with teachers from 62 schools in Hong Kong (N=215), this study investigates the current practice of ed-outsourcing across subjects, teachers’ and school leaders’ perceptions of it, and its implications on the issues of quality and equity of education. Some interesting and even controversial findings from the study show that there are efforts to ensure the quality and equity of outsourced education, but more is needed. Copyright © 2018 CESHK.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

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Bibliographical note

Choi, T.-H. (2018, March). Hidden privatization of education in Hong Kong: Teachers’ and school leaders’ view of the practice and implications of education outsourcing. Paper presented at the CESHK 2018 Spring Annual Conference: Meaning and role of education amid global changes and local challenges, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.