Nationalistic education for non-Chinese-speaking students: A Hong Kong case

Hon Wing HUI

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After the “National Education” issue arose in Hong Kong in 2012, the Hong Kong Government “shelved” the Moral and National Education Curriculum Guide. However, the government still claimed that national education would be implemented via different formats. One of the main objectives of national education would be to promote a sense of patriotism regarding (Communist) China, and to teach students about their Chinese “national identities”. However, some of the students in the public schools in Hong Kong are members of ethnic minorities: Pakistanis, Nepalese, Filipinos, etc. The Education Bureau of Hong Kong has designated certain schools which should cater to these students' educational needs, and the students are being taught the official curriculum, the same as the local students. This paper will examine the national education curriculum of these “designated schools”, in order to analyze the ways in which, and the extent to which, this curriculum will promote the establishment of a “national identity” for these ethnic minority students. Copyright © 2018 APNME.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


Hui, H. W. (2018, April). Nationalistic education for non-Chinese-speaking students: A Hong Kong case. Paper presented at The 12th Anniversary Conference of the Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education (APNME): Moral Education: Conflicting Values and Common Ground, Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


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