From Citizenship Education to National Education: Perceptions of National Identity and National Education of Hong Kong’s Secondary School Teachers

1st Edition

King Man Eric Chong

Routledge
Published June 6, 2017
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9781138651661 - CAT# Y228768
Series: Routledge Series on Schools and Schooling in Asia

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Summary

This book makes a timely contribution to understanding perceptions on national identity and National Education, with both of them have become controversial topics in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China. In a so-called globalization era, national identity and National Education, with the latter having an aim of fostering a Chinese national identity in education, have been significantly pushed ahead by the Hong Kong SAR government since the early 2000s as a response to the return of sovereignty to China in 1997. Teacher perception matters to what they select and how they teach in the schools. By incorporating fieldworks of teacher interviews, observation and documentary analysis, this book argues for a multi-layered conception of identity, different aims, contents and diversified methods of National Education should be recognized. This book is likely to become a useful account of teacher perception on national identity and National Education in citizenship education literature, and it will be relevant to policymakers, teachers, trainers and researchers.

Chapters include,

1.       Different meanings of national identity of teachers and aims, contents and methods of National Education
2.       From Citizenship Education to National Education in a Chinese society
3.       Implications for understanding National Education in a globalization era: mixed identification, multi-layered identities, knowledge transmission, and ‘global identity’

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