Policy goals and impact of Hong Kong's education reform
Working paper series (Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University)
Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
Education reform, education reform in Hong Kong, policy goals of Hong Kong's education reform, impact of Hong Kong's education reform, through-road model
The education reform in Hong Kong has been in place since 2000. The reform is a gigantic one covering the entire education system. This paper examines the 'through-road' model and its related policy changes pertaining to academic structure, curriculum, admissions system and school places allocation, examination and assessment reforms, Direct Subsidy Scheme schools and 'through-train’ schools. Applying Bourdieu and Coleman’s concepts of cultural and social capital, we argue that while the policy goals may be well-intentioned, their implementation is accompanied by the erosion of Hong Kong’s cultural and social capital.
Poon, Y. K. A., & Wong, Y. T. (2007). Policy goals and impact of Hong Kong's education reform. (Department of Education Studies Working paper series no. 2). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Baptist University.