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This paper reviews the educational governance in the post-handover Hong Kong SAR by using a five actor theoretical framework, namely colonization, de-colonization, neo-colonization, re-colonization and globalization. The paper argues that, similar to the overall political governance in Hong Kong, the educational governance has been encountering institutional breakdown since the handover in 1997. However, the resulting chaos in the education sector could be comprehended through the perspectives of re-colonization and globalization.


CAPS Working Paper Series No.138 (5/03)

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Poon, Y. K. A. (2003). Institutional disarticulation : the changing educational governance in post-handover Hong Kong (CAPS Working Paper Series No.138). Retrieved from Lingnan University website: