1995．第10卷第1期（Vol. 10 No. 1）．pp. 6066
Relocation of Secondary Schools from the Urban Area: The Hong Kong Experience
The development of new towns around a city will lead to reduction of population density in the city which will in turn lead to the over-supply of school places inside the city. Besides closure of schools, little has been reported in research literature about how to handle the problem. To deal with this problem, the Hong Kong Government has developed a program to relocate the secondary schools from the urban area. There are a total of 49 secondary schools involved in this program. These schools have been or will be moving their own school from the old campus which is located in a district that has an over-supply of school places to a new campus which is located in a district that has not enough school places. Besides the traditional practice of school relocation, the Hong Kong Government introduces another way by phasing out the old campus and phasing in the new campus in several years' time. This article discusses the background of the school relocation and the problems generated in detail. It would be a good lesson for ministries of education in order countries if they encounter similar problems in the future.