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 23: Education in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Kai-ming Cheng

Abstract

The chapter explains the education system and its evolution in the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong and analyses the political and societal changes and transformations in Hong Kong since it returned to Chinese sovereignty. These have determined, in fundamental ways, how the education system has responded and evolved. It concludes with an indication of the continuing political tensions that are found in education policy in Hong Kong, as in public policy generally.

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