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National Identity and Intercultural Outlook: a Critical Review of Hong Kong's Civic Education Since the 1980's


  • Timothy YUEN WAI WA

    (Hong Kong Institute of Education)


This paper argues that in the new landscape of a postmodernist world, civic education would need to nurture national identity and promote intercultural outlook hand in hand. This article reviews development of Hong Kong’s civic education development in this light. In the case of post-colonial Hong Kong, a sensible balance is most needed as the city is to continue as an international city that functions as one of China’s windows to the world.

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  • Timothy YUEN WAI WA, 2007. "National Identity and Intercultural Outlook: a Critical Review of Hong Kong's Civic Education Since the 1980's," Economia. Seria Management, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 10(2), pages 129-145, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:econmn:v:10:y:2007:i:2:p:129-145

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    1. Petrick, Martin & Ditges, C. Markus, 2000. "Risk in agriculture as impediment to rural lending: the case of North-Western Kazakhstan," IAMO Discussion Papers 24, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO).
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    Civic education; National identity; Intercultural outlook.;

    JEL classification:

    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education
    • H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • N80 - Economic History - - Micro-Business History - - - General, International, or Comparative


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