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ERIC Number: EJ828168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Whose Citizenship Education? Hong Kong from a Spatial and Cultural Politics Perspective
Tse, Thomas Kwan-choi
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v28 n2 p159-177 Jun 2007
Citizenship (education) is "de facto" a political and spatial concept and should be considered in local, national, and global contexts. Adopting a spatial and cultural politics perspective and with the dynamic formation of Hong Kong's citizenship education as a case study, this article tries to illustrate the politics at three different levels. It shows how citizenship and identity are hotly contested, with the result that, while the official civic education programme is oriented towards "national education", a pluralistic and vibrant civil society allows the hybridization and cross-fertilization of multiple discourses and practices to run parallel with the state project, either in a complementary or competitive way. Civic education launched by the democratic camp in civil society may be viewed as empowerment struggles for human rights and democracy vis-a-vis the domestication efforts made by the government and the pro-Beijing camp, as well as the tyranny of global capitalism. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong