Policy Changes and Impact of the Education Reform in Hong Kong

潘玉琼, 王耀宗

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The education reform in Hong Kong has been in place since 2000. The reform is a gigantic one covering the entire education system. This paper examines some major policy changes pertaining to academic structure, curriculum, admissions system and school places allocation, examination and assessment reforms, Direct Subsidy Scheme schools and ‘through-train' schools. Applying Bourdieu and Coleman's concepts of cultural and social capital, we argue that while the new policies may be well-intentioned, their implementation is accompanied by the erosion of Hong Kong's cultural and social capital.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-65
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Taiwan Normal University: Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008

User-Defined Keywords

  • education reform
  • education reform in Hong Kong
  • impact of Hong Kong's education reform
  • implementation of Hong Kong's education reform
  • policy changes of Hong Kong's education
  • 教育改革
  • 香港教育改革
  • 香港教育改革的影響
  • 香港教育改革的實踐
  • 香港教育的政策轉向


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