Quality assurance, language policy, and civic participation: A paradoxical argument on the educational values of Hong Kong

Wai Yan TANG

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Abstract

To argue against the current discourse on the language policy of Hong Kong, which has mainly focused on economic rationalism, a more holistic view with the educational value of language with respect to one’s civic duty in light of dialogic constructivism will be suggested. It proposes that the quality of a language as resources has to have something to do with the formation of one’s self and life history, the identification of a collectivity where one’s identity is appropriated, and the proliferation of a potential dialogic environment where creativity emerges in contrast to the current notion of a technical mentality of language use which leads to a closure of meaning making in our language policy. And it is towards such quality, which is based on the kind of value where identity, community, and the potential of a hermeneutic situation play fair that enhances understanding, this paper is driving. Copyright © 2006 The Chinese University Press.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationValues education for citizens in the new century
EditorsRoger H. M. CHENG, John C. K. LEE, Leslie N. K. LO
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Chinese University Press
Pages85-104
ISBN (Print)9789629961534, 9629961539
Publication statusPublished - May 2006

Citation

Tang, R. W. Y. (2006). Quality assurance, language policy, and civic participation: A paradoxical argument on the educational values of Hong Kong. In R. H. M. Cheng, J. C. K. Lee, & L. N. K. Lo (Eds.), Values education for citizens in the new century (pp. 85-104). Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press.

Keywords

  • Secondary Education
  • Educational Policy and Management

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