The prewar school civic education policy in Hong Kong: A historical comparative analysis

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Abstract

The civic education policy at the school level in Hong Kong had emerged before the Second World War, but the Hong Kong Education Department did not really implement this civic education policy. From the statist and colonial perspectives, this phenomenon was due to several factors, such as: (1) how the Hong Kong Government coped with the whole historical period and scenarios; (2) how it implemented the related policy; (3) whether civic education policy really became part of the government agendas; and (4) whether education did clarify some crucial historical questions. This paper wants to make certain about these questions. In fact, the Republic of China adopted modern schooling system which civic education was one of school subject. But it was not the education policy of the colonial Hong Kong Government. Historical reasons about this issue require reconstructive explanation. Under this study, the understanding of misinterpreted history can be amended correctly. Copyright © 2014 David Publishing Company.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-151
JournalJournal of US-China Public Administration
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

Citation

Hung, C. F. S. (2014). The prewar school civic education policy in Hong Kong: A historical comparative analysis. Journal of US-China Public Administration, 11(2), 132-151.

Keywords

  • Re-construction
  • Civic education policy
  • Historical context
  • Confucius

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