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Classroom ManagementCreating a Positive Learning Environment$
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Ming-tak Hue and Wai-shing Li

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098886

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098886.001.0001

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The Influence of Chinese Culture on Hong Kong Classrooms

The Influence of Chinese Culture on Hong Kong Classrooms

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Classroom Management

Hue Ming-tak

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter looks at the influence of Chinese culture on the Hong Kong classroom. It begins by describing the three schools of Chinese philosophy: Legalism, Daoism and Confucianism. Their effects on how teachers develop their strategies for classroom management are discussed. Also, four cultural features of the interpersonal relationships in the Hong Kong classroom are summarized as (1) hierarchical human relationships; (2) collectivism and conformity; (3) Chinese practices of childhood socialization; and (4) the social game of "face". Lastly, the yin and yang doctrine is adopted for understanding the complexity of the classroom and the teaching roles of teachers.

Keywords:   Legalism, Daoism, Confucianism, Yin and yang doctrine, Collectivism, Conformity, Chinese culture

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