2008．第17卷第2期（Vol. 17 No. 2）．pp. 125137
Contestation and Curriculum: The Efforts of Chinese Patriots in Hong Kong, 19461984
By restoring the memories of collective struggles over the colonial government education and by analyzing the curriculum of the patriotic schools, I aim to demonstrate the power of school itself in reconstructing an alternative curriculum in an apolitical and de-nationalistic Hong Kong. The education system is constantly struggling over the meaning of its goals, its contents, its operations and its assessments. As Lau Siu-kai suggested in the 1980s, Hong Kong appeared as a minimally-integrated social-political system, where utilitarianistic familism and apolitical attitude were prevailed. Through this cross-disciplinary research, we have witnessed the formation and consolidation of an anti-hegemonic nationalistic curriculum appeared in local patriotic schools during the period of 19461984.
Keywords: alternative nationalistic curriculum; counter-hegemony; power of school