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Li, Lin – History of Education, 2017
The University of Hong Kong (HKU), following its establishment in 1911, has assumed the mission of bridging British and Chinese cultures, to prepare European and Chinese elite youth for political and other professional careers, and thus to improve Britain's cultural influence in competition with other western powers with regard to China. Dominated…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Universities, College Curriculum
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Wong, Ting-Hong – History of Education, 2015
This paper compares public-private partnerships (PPPs) in education in post-war Singapore and Hong Kong. After the Second World War the Singapore government shied away from PPPs, while the state in Hong Kong collaborated extensively with the non-state sector in education. Singapore was a small city-state flanked by two Muslim nations, and its…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Social Influences, Public Education
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Wong, Ting-Hong – History of Education, 2014
Using the case of the Hong Kong Polytechnic (HKP), this paper examines academic drift in colonial settings. The HKP, like polytechnics in the UK, was supposedly a service sector institution. Under the binary system in the UK, schools in the service division were governed by the state educational bureaucracy, while the universities--the autonomous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Technical Education, Technical Institutes
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Chan, Anita Kit-wa – History of Education, 2012
The feminisation of teaching is an important topic in education and gender studies. Discussions have been enriched by comparative and international studies as well as a gendering perspective in which a complicated view of the role of the state has emerged. In colonial Hong Kong, although the government was limited in its support of teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Teaching (Occupation), Females
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Chiu, Patricia Pok-kwan – History of Education, 2008
Girls' education has been considered a site of struggle where ideals of femininity and domesticity are translated into curricula and practices that seek to shape and regulate. In colonial Hong Kong, British mission societies had a significant share in providing girls' education, which was predominantly in the hands of European missionaries in the…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Sexual Identity, Womens Education
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Evans, Stephen – History of Education, 2008
This article examines the attitudes of the colonial and metropolitan governments towards the promotion of English-language education on Hong Kong Island between 1842 and 1860. The study, which draws on a range of unpublished primary sources, was conducted in response to Whitehead's recent call for detailed case studies of colonial education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Policy
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Sweeting, Anthony – History of Education, 2007
This article analyses the varied characteristics of histories of education in Hong Kong and discusses the perspectives that an acquaintance with them can provide. Such a focus encourages consideration of the use of incomplete sources by historians of education, as well as attempts to make sense of past educational developments through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Change, Politics of Education