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The role of Hong Kong schools in promoting students' civic engagement: A qualitative study of focus

  • The role of Hong Kong schools in promoting students' civic engagement: A qualitative study of focus
  • Journal of Youth Studies, 15(1), 82-95, 2012
  • The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
  • 2012
    • Hong Kong
    • 1997.7 onwards
    • Secondary Education
  • This study aims at assessing the existing effort in civic education in Hong Kong secondary schools after the implementation of the 3-3-4 educational reforms from 2009 onwards. The assessment framework is based on the IEA civic education model (Torney-purta et al., 2001). Qualitative data were collected from focus group interviews from 18 Form 3 students of four schools. The findings support the previous research that adolescents engaged actively in the process of political socialization. Rather than political activities, the majority of interviewees preferred to engage in social activities. Moreover, interviewees held positive beliefs in civic efficacy in changing school policies though they might not be confident to change government policies when they became adults. Interviewees suggested having more "space" in the present civic curriculum by allowing more discussion / activities on current issues or news. Finally, students had positive comments about existing efforts in civic education during Liberal Studies lessons.
    [Copyright © 2012 HKFYG.]
    • English
  • Journal Articles
    • 10297847
  • https://bibliography.lib.eduhk.hk/bibs/c9bf397c
  • 2017-09-08

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