Nationalism and globalism in the junior secondary history curricula of Hong Kong and Shanghai

Tin Yau Joe LO

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Abstract

Facing the trend and pressure of globalisation, the history curricula of Hong Kong and Shanghai have been undergoing reforms in order to better equip the youth for coping with rapid contextual changes. At the same time, there have been attempts to reposition nationalism in the changing contexts. This paper aims to compare and contrast how the forces of nationalism and globalisation affect, and are re‐presented in, the contents of the junior secondary history curricula of the two cities, with a view to exploring the convergent and divergent trends of development in the two systems (capitalist and socialist) within one country. It is expected that the findings will shed light on the continuities and changes in the junior secondary history curricula of the two cities, and explore possible alternatives for the improvement of history education. Copyright © 2007 British Association for International and Comparative Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-51
JournalCompare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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Lo, J. T.-Y. (2007). Nationalism and globalism in the junior secondary history curricula of Hong Kong and Shanghai. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 37(1), 37-51. doi: 10.1080/03057920601061745

Keywords

  • Curriculum
  • Globalism
  • History
  • Identity
  • Nationalism