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Curriculum, Schooling and Society in Hong Kong

Paul Morris and Bob Adamson


Hong Kong is a fascinating place for the study of curriculum. Its schooling system is influenced by the legacies of a Chinese tradition and British colonialism and was developed at a time when, around the world, that state was taking more responsibility for the education of young people and educational policies were increasingly influenced by the impact of globalization. To this we can add the complexities of Hong Kong as a society—one that has witnessed major political and economic changes over the past 150 years or so, and particularly since the late 1970s. The dynamics produce an intricate ... More

Keywords: curriculum, Hong Kong school curriculum, innovation, conservatism, globalization, localization, liberalism, authoritarianism, devolution, centralization, British colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789888028016
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028016.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Morris, author

Bob Adamson, author