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Reflections on the impact of globalization on educational restructuring in Hong Kong

Mok, K-H and Currie, J. (2002) Reflections on the impact of globalization on educational restructuring in Hong Kong. In: Mok, K-H and Chan, D., (eds.) Globalization and education: The quest for quality education. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, pp. 259-277.

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This concluding chapter reflects on globalization's effects on local education policy, with particular reference to the question: To what extent has educational development in Hong Kong been shaped by the global trends of decentralization and marketization? There are a lot of changes in common between Hong Kong's education system and those elsewhere, which suggest that Hong Kong's education system has been affected by similar trends. Before we jump to this conclusuion, we should bear in mind an alternative hypothesis that local factors are crucial and determining change. The core of this chapter examines the ways and the strategies that the HKSAR government has adopted to reform its education systems in response to the changing local socio-economic-political context and regional-global environments.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Copyright: 2002 Hong Kong University Press
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