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In Search of an Identity The Politics of History Teaching in Hong Kong, 1960s-2000

By Edward Vickers Copyright 2003
    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    336 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book traces the influences that have shaped the secondary school history curriculum during Hong Kong's prolonged political transition between the 1960s and the early 21st century, focusing especially on the relationship between history teaching and identity formation. The author's experience as a local history teacher during the mid-1990s made him conscious of the peculiarities of the history curriculum at the time; in particular, the neglect of Hong Kong's own history in both syllabuses and textbooks, and the unique division between 'History' and the entirely separate subject of 'Chinese History'.

    DeclarationAbbreviations1. Introduction 2. Historiographical Discussion 3. Review of Curriculum Literature 4. The Sources and their Limitations 5.History, Education and Identity in Hong Kong- The Political and Social Context 6. The History Curriculum from the 1960s to 1982 7. History in Crisis: 1982-89 8. Curriculum Change in a Climate of Uncertainty: 1989-19979. 1997-2000: New Hong Kong- New History? 10. Conclusion Appendices I. Table of Major Changes to the History Curriculum, 1960's-2000II. InterviewsIII.'Standards for Hong Kong-related expressions'IV.'A Comparison of the Emotional Attitudes of Chinese and Westerners'V. History Textbook sales, 1995-98VI. Candidatures for KHCE History and Chinese HistoryVII. Candidatures for A' level HistoryHKCE and A' level syllabuses, 1960's-1987/8Bibliography

    Biography

    Edward Vickers is Lecturer in Comparative Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.