1998．第13卷第2期（Vol. 13 No. 2）．pp. 151176
The Beginnings of English Language Education in Hong Kong, 1842–1859
This article seeks to reconstruct and interpret English language policy in Hong Kong education in the first two decades of British colonial rule. The article begins with an analysis of the political, economic, social and educational factors which shaped the development of educational language policy during this period, and then goes on to examine in detail early initiatives in English language education in the Anglo-Chinese mission schools and Chinese village schools. The article concludes with a summary and assessment of developments in English language education in Hong Kong between 1842 and 1859.
Keywords: English language education; language policy; language in education