Education Journal


1994.第22卷第2期(Vol. 22 No. 2).pp. 237–248



Decolonized Citizenship Education — Citizenship Education in Hong Kong Schools after 1997

曾榮光(Wing-Kwong TSANG)




Based on literature of theories of citizenship and citizenship education, a general framework of the content of citizenship education is outlined in the first part of the article. In light of this general framework, the particular ,features of the citizenship education in Hong Kong are then explicated. It is asserted that the kind of citizenship education practised within the Hong Kong school system can be characterized as education which alienates from the indigenous nationally and local politics and which fosters subject rather than citizen. Based on the precedent discussion, content and form of a decolonized citizenship education for Hong Kong is put forth. It is hoped that proposal will initiate discussion on the nature and features of citizenship education in Hong Kong schools after 1997.