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Article: The policies of reintroducing Liberal Studies into Hong Kong secondary schools

TitleThe policies of reintroducing Liberal Studies into Hong Kong secondary schools
Authors
KeywordsBall's policy cycle
Policy analysis
Reintroducing Liberal Studies
Issue Date2010
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1570-2081
Citation
Educational Research For Policy And Practice, 2010, v. 9 n. 1, p. 17-40 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study focuses on the policy issues generated by the reintroduction of Liberal Studies and evaluates the predicted effectiveness of the proposed curriculum in Hong Kong (HK) secondary schools. Theorised by Ball (1992) 'policy cycle', approximately 200 newspaper articles and 30 government documents were collected to identify the issues in the process of policy-making. The documentary inquiry shows that 'Public Recognition', 'Learning Objectives' and 'Curriculum Structure' were the three major issues surrounding the reintroduction. Little evidence of any 'explicit' political influence related to the government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) is demonstrated. The interviews conducted later in this study illustrate that there were diversified opinions of the Liberal Studies curriculum. Whilst scholars and teachers disapproved of it, parents showed appreciation. It seems that the stakeholders working in the education field were uncertain, divided and displeased with the process of policy-making. A follow-up questionnaire-based survey clearly uncovered a sharp contrast between the beliefs of the teachers and the expectations of the students with regard to Liberal Studies. In other words, the gap formed between the two showed considerable differences in the level of satisfaction with the proposed curriculum. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166995
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.406
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dc.contributor.authorChunLok, Fen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWingYan, Yen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-27T04:10:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-27T04:10:45Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEducational Research For Policy And Practice, 2010, v. 9 n. 1, p. 17-40en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1570-2081en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166995-
dc.description.abstractThis study focuses on the policy issues generated by the reintroduction of Liberal Studies and evaluates the predicted effectiveness of the proposed curriculum in Hong Kong (HK) secondary schools. Theorised by Ball (1992) 'policy cycle', approximately 200 newspaper articles and 30 government documents were collected to identify the issues in the process of policy-making. The documentary inquiry shows that 'Public Recognition', 'Learning Objectives' and 'Curriculum Structure' were the three major issues surrounding the reintroduction. Little evidence of any 'explicit' political influence related to the government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) is demonstrated. The interviews conducted later in this study illustrate that there were diversified opinions of the Liberal Studies curriculum. Whilst scholars and teachers disapproved of it, parents showed appreciation. It seems that the stakeholders working in the education field were uncertain, divided and displeased with the process of policy-making. A follow-up questionnaire-based survey clearly uncovered a sharp contrast between the beliefs of the teachers and the expectations of the students with regard to Liberal Studies. In other words, the gap formed between the two showed considerable differences in the level of satisfaction with the proposed curriculum. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.en_HK
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1570-2081en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEducational Research for Policy and Practiceen_HK
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subjectBall's policy cycleen_HK
dc.subjectPolicy analysisen_HK
dc.subjectReintroducing Liberal Studiesen_HK
dc.titleThe policies of reintroducing Liberal Studies into Hong Kong secondary schoolsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChunLok, F: clfung@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWingYan, Y: valyip@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10671-009-9076-3en_HK
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dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-77149147416&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume9en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage17en_HK
dc.identifier.epage40en_HK
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChunLok, F=35075647000en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWingYan, Y=35076736800en_HK
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