A Comparative study on recent educational policy changes of primary and secondary schooling in Hong Kong and Macau

Haoran XIE, Wing Shui NG, Di ZOU, Fu Lee WANG

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Abstract

Hong Kong and Macau are two cities which share many common features. For example, both are located in south coast in China, colonies of European countries for more than a century, Special Administrative Regions (SARs) in China, small in area, etc. The main differences are obvious: Hong Kong is considerably larger in terms of population and land area, a key role in financial field, whereas Macau is a gambling-based economic and known as the 'Las Vegas' in the East. It has been about two decades since the reunification of both Hong Kong and Macau to China. The political, social and economic environments have been significantly changed. One main change is that China now becomes the world's second-largest economy and more influential in the policy making of two SARs. This paper attempts to explain the differences and similarities of educational policy changes of primary and secondary schooling in Hong Kong and Macau in recent years. Since the educational policies play an essential role in many social issues such as shaping national identity, social justice, etc, it is important to investigate how are they changed in recent year and understand the implications of such changes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Symposium on Educational Technology (ISET) Proceedings
EditorsFu Lee WANG, Chiaki IWASAKI, Takayuki KONNO, Oliver AU, Chen LI
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages117-120
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781538672082
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 International Symposium on Educational Technology - Kansai University, Osaka, Japan
Duration: 31 Jul 20182 Aug 2018
http://www.aimtech.cityu.edu.hk/iset2018/

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 International Symposium on Educational Technology, ISET 2018

Conference

Conference2018 International Symposium on Educational Technology
Abbreviated titleISET 2018
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period31/07/182/08/18
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Keywords

  • comparative study
  • educational policy
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau
  • primary and secondary schooling

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XIE, H., NG, W. S., ZOU, D., & WANG, F. L. (2018). A Comparative study on recent educational policy changes of primary and secondary schooling in Hong Kong and Macau. In F. L. WANG, C. IWASAKI, T. KONNO, O. AU, & C. LI (Eds.), 2018 International Symposium on Educational Technology (ISET) Proceedings (pp. 117-120). [8456202] (Proceedings - 2018 International Symposium on Educational Technology, ISET 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISET.2018.00034