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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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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 The study, which draws on a range of unpublished primary sources, was conducted in response to Whitehead's recent call for detailed case studies of colonial education…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