Document Type: Book Chapters
Year published: 1997
City published: Hong Kong
Publisher: Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong
The paper analyzes through a historical perspective the impact on the school curriculum on the return of Hong Kong's sovereignty to China. The authors argue that the transition has had a significant impact on the intended curriculum due to attempts by the departing colonial government to reform the curriculum. However, these reforms have had a limited impact on the implemented curriculum, which has been more strongly influenced by the emergence of a market in which schools compete for academically more able students.