Teachers' perceptions of preparing "good citizens" for the democratic development: Hong Kong case
- Teachers' perceptions of preparing "good citizens" for the democratic development: Hong Kong case
- Educational Studies, 2019
- Hong Kong
- 1997.7 onwards
- Unknown or Unspecified
- Universal suffrage is an essential component of Western democracy in the twenty-first century, but the role of education in supporting universal suffrage in Hong Kong is a challenge given its fractured political system and governance, societal divisions about political goals, and democratic aspirations within an authoritarian state. This study examines the views of teachers regarding the effectiveness of Hong Kong's current citizenship education in cultivating students' citizenship towards the development of a democratic society. The results revealed that current citizenship education does help students foster some characteristics of good citizenship, but doubt its efficacy towards the development of democratic principles such as universal suffrage. Hong Kong is unlike many post-colonial states and Hong Kong teachers face specific challenges in terms of democratic development. While this study focuses on Hong Kong, its results are relevant to educators in other places who face similar challenges and issues under polarised and pluralised societies. Copyright © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
- Journal Articles
Recent Journal ArticlesArtificial Intelligence (AI) literacy in early childhood education: An intervention study in Hong Kong
Journal ArticlesInstilling the need for academic honesty into Hong Kong university students: How well are we doing?
Journal ArticlesDefining language goals in EMI: vocabulary demand in a high-stakes assessment in Hong Kong
Journal ArticlesPsychosocial well-being among undergraduate students in Hong Kong and Kazakhstan
Journal ArticlesRemote learning and mental health during the societal lockdown: A study of primary school students and parents in times of COVID-19
Journal ArticlesSchool financial education and parental financial socialization: Findings from a sample of Hong Kong adolescents
Journal ArticlesKindergarten teachers’ knowledge of and beliefs in the influence of music and movement on children’s self-regulation
Journal ArticlesAssessing the connection between overeducation and migration intention in Hong Kong’s young working adults