Handbook of Education in China
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Handbook of Education in China

Edited by W. J. Morgan, Qing Gu and Fengliang Li

The Handbook of Education in China provides both a comprehensive overview and an original interpretation of key aspects of education in the People’s Republic of China. It has four parts: The Historical Background; The Contemporary Chinese System; Problems and Policies; The Special Administrative Regions: Macau and Hong Kong. The Handbook is an essential reference for those interested in Chinese education; as well as a comprehensive textbook that provides valuable supplementary material for those studying Chinese politics, economy, culture and society more generally.
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Chapter 22: Education in the Macao Special Administrative Region

Stephanie W. Lee and Tsz Kit Cheng

Abstract

The chapter provides a review of educational development in Macao, from when it was under Portuguese colonial rule to the most recent introduction of regulatory regimes reinforced by the Ten Year Plan (2011_2020). It shows that over the last decade economic growth in Macao has led to substantial investment in education; a process accompanied by the SAR’s government’s efforts to consolidate the legal framework for education and to foster greater civic engagement.

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