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Title Education and society in Hong Kong and Macao : comparative perspectives on continuity and change / edited by Mark Bray & Ramsey Koo.
Imprint Dordrecht : Springer, 2005.
Edition Second edition.

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Series CERC studies in comparative education ; 7
CERC studies in comparative education ; 7.
Subject Education -- China -- Hong Kong -- Cross-cultural studies.
Education -- China -- Macau (Special Administrative Region) -- Cross-cultural studies.
Education -- Social aspects -- China -- Hong Kong -- Cross-cultural studies.
Education -- Social aspects -- China -- Macau (Special Administrative Region) -- Cross-cultural studies.
Alt Name Bray, Mark, 1952-
Koo, Ramsey.
Comparative Education Research Centre.
Uniform Title Education and society in Hong Kong and Macau.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 325 pages) : illustrations.
Edition Second edition.
Note Prev. ed. published under title: Education and society in Hong Kong and Macau.
"CERC."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-319) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Preschool education / Wong Ngai Chun / Margaret / Nirmala Rao -- 2. Primary and secondary schooling / Li Siu Pang / Titus / Bob Adamson -- 3. Higher education / Andrew / Yung Man Sing -- 4. Teacher education / Ora / Kwo Wai Yu / Li Siu Pang / Titus -- 5. Lifelong learning and adult education / Leong Man Wai / Aliana -- 6. Church, state and education / Leung Kit Fun / Beatrice -- 7. Higher education, imperialism and colonial transition / Helen / Philip / Hul Kwok Fai / Poon Lai Man -- 8. Higher education and the labour force / Ma Hing Tong / William -- 9. Language and education / Koo Ding Yee / Mark Bray / Ramsey -- 10. Curriculum reform / Jennifer / Lo Yiu Chun -- 11. Civic and political education / Tse Kwan Choi / Thomas -- 12. Secondary school history curricula / Tan Kang / John -- 13. Secondary school mathematics curricula / Tang Kwok Chun -- 14. Methodology and focus in comparative education / Mark Bray.
Summary Hong Kong and Macao have much in common. The dominant populations in both territories are Cantonese-speaking Chinese; both are small in area; both are urban societies; both have been colonies of European powers; and both have undergone political transition to reunification with China. Yet in education, for reasons that are analysed in this book, they are very different. The patters of similarities and differences in the two territories make a fascinating basis for comparative study. The overarching theme of the book, on continuity and change is particularly pertinent following the transition of the two societies of the postcolonial era. This thoroughly-revised and expanded second edition builds on the widely-acclaimed first edition. The work has been recognised as a significant contribution to the broad field of comparative education as well as to study of the specific societies which are its main focus. Mark Bray is Chair Professor of Comparative Education at the University of Hong Kong. Ramses Koo is a Senior Lecturer at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Both have long experience of research on education in Hong Kong and Macao; and both are active in professional societies concerned with comparative education.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781402034053 (HB)
1402034059 (HB)
9781402011436 (PB)
1402011431 (PB)
1402044496 (electronic bk.)
9781402044496 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/1-4020-4449-6
OCLC # 77559992
Additional Format Print version: Education and society in Hong Kong and Macao. 2nd ed. Dordrecht : Springer, 2005 1402034059 1402011431 (OCoLC)63514330


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