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ERIC Number: EJ756219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0032-0684
Reforming the Curriculum in a Post-Colonial Society: The Case of Hong Kong
Kennedy, Kerry J.; Fok, Ping Kwan; Chan, Kin Sang Jacqueline
Planning and Changing, v37 n1-2 p111-130 Spr-Sum 2006
The current curriculum reform agenda in Hong Kong is enmeshed in the politics of a post-colonial society. Yet, there is not a single view of what post-coloniality means for Hong Kong's school curriculum. This article focuses on analyzing the curriculum reform agenda that has emerged in post-colonial Hong Kong. This agenda was not only post-colonial in time but, as will be argued in this article, also post-colonial in substance. The analysis to follow is focused on three broad areas: (1) The contexts that shaped reform and the nature of the curriculum reform agenda; (2) The vision and reality of the reform agenda, especially from the point of view of policymakers; and (3) The public responses to the reform agenda. (Contains 6 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A