From Citizenship Education to National Education: Perceptions of National Identity and National Education of Hong Kong’s Secondary School Teachers, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

From Citizenship Education to National Education

Perceptions of National Identity and National Education of Hong Kong’s Secondary School Teachers, 1st Edition

By King Man Eric Chong

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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’

Table of Contents

List of tables

Acknowledgements

List of abbreviations

Preface

1. Introduction

2. Perceptions of National Identity in Hong Kong

3. From Citizenship Education to National Education in a Chinese society

4. Unpacking the concepts of nation, identity, national identity, nationalism in this globalized age

5. Hong Kong’s secondary schools: Context of implementing National Education and methodology

6. Different meanings of national identity of teachers and aims, contents and methods of National Education

7. Implications for understanding National Education: mixed identification, multi-layered identities, knowledge transmission, and ‘global identity’

8. Conclusion

Appendix I – Interview schedule

Appendix II – School’s National Education’s Programmes/Activities Observation guideline form

Index

About the Author

Eric King-man Chong was educated at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of York. He is presently an Assistant Professor of Department of Social Sciences, and Head of Resource Centre for Interdisciplinary and Liberal Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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EDUCATION / General