Journal directory listing - Volume 53 (2008) - Education【53(3)】December

Policy Changes and Impact of the Education Reform in Hong Kong Author: Anita Y. K. Poon(Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University),Yiu-Chung Wong(Department of Political Science, Lingnan University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 53, No. 3
Date:December 2008


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 some major 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 new policies may be well-intentioned, their implementation is accompanied by the erosion of Hong Kong’s cultural and social capital.

Keywords:education reform, education reform in Hong Kong, impact of Hong Kong's education reform, implementation of Hong Kong's education reform, policy changes of Hong Kong's education

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APA FormatPoon, Y.-K., & Wong, Y.-C. (2008). Policy Changes and Impact of the Education Reform in Hong Kong. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Education, 53(3), 47-65. doi:10.3966/2073753X2008125303003