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Article: The medium dilemma for Hong Kong secondary schools

TitleThe medium dilemma for Hong Kong secondary schools
Authors
KeywordsCantonese medium of instruction
Chinese language education
English medium of instruction
Language policy and planning
Teacher and administrator attitudes
Issue Date2007
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1568-4555
Citation
Language Policy, 2007, v. 6 n. 1, p. 135-162 How to Cite?
AbstractThe most debated issue in Hong Kong education is the choice of language as medium of instruction. Historically, however, this was not simply a matter of selecting the mode that would yield the highest level of academic attainment. As a British colony from 1842 Hong Kong's education provision was based upon British precedents and models. As a result, English has long enjoyed a high social status in society, with many Hong Kong people perceiving English as a language of superiority, power and success. The resultant stigma that was attached to Chinese did not deter the prospering of Chinese. Since the formal political handover to China and the new status of Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong has grappled with the issue of the medium of instruction. This article reports on a study of a group of people centrally involved with the issue of medium of instruction in secondary schools, school administrators and teachers and discusses the results in the light of their consequences for language education planning. © Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2007.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/85189
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.235
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.910
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dc.contributor.authorShum, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorKi, WWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, YMen_HK
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dc.date.issued2007en_HK
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dc.identifier.issn1568-4555en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe most debated issue in Hong Kong education is the choice of language as medium of instruction. Historically, however, this was not simply a matter of selecting the mode that would yield the highest level of academic attainment. As a British colony from 1842 Hong Kong's education provision was based upon British precedents and models. As a result, English has long enjoyed a high social status in society, with many Hong Kong people perceiving English as a language of superiority, power and success. The resultant stigma that was attached to Chinese did not deter the prospering of Chinese. Since the formal political handover to China and the new status of Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong has grappled with the issue of the medium of instruction. This article reports on a study of a group of people centrally involved with the issue of medium of instruction in secondary schools, school administrators and teachers and discusses the results in the light of their consequences for language education planning. © Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2007.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1568-4555en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofLanguage Policyen_HK
dc.subjectCantonese medium of instructionen_HK
dc.subjectChinese language educationen_HK
dc.subjectEnglish medium of instructionen_HK
dc.subjectLanguage policy and planningen_HK
dc.subjectTeacher and administrator attitudesen_HK
dc.titleThe medium dilemma for Hong Kong secondary schoolsen_HK
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