Schooling in Hong Kong

Organization, Teaching and Social Context


Edited by Gerard A. Postiglione and Wing On Lee

ISBN : 978-962-209-439-0


September 1997

204 pages, 6.5″ x 9.5″

  • HK$140.00

This volume presents readers with background material for understanding more about the characteristics of Hong Kong education, as well as social and organizational perspectives that will contribute to informed discussion about key educational issues facing Hong Kong educators.

The book is organized into three parts. The first part introduces the Hong Kong education system, and its relationship to the labour market, manpower planning and the policymaking process. The second part introduces the organizational and managerial aspects of schools. The third part examines social factors as they affect educational attainment. Here attention is focused upon social stratification, language of instruction and special education.

A comprehensive and timely publication, this volume should be of interest to practising teachers and participants in teacher education programmes in Hong Kong.

Gerard A. Postiglione is a member of the Department of Education at the University of Hong Kong. He has published eight books and numerous articles on education and social change in Hong Kong, and mainland China. He is series general editor (with Ming K. Chan) of Hong Kong Becoming China: The Transition to 1997. Wing On Lee is a member of the Department of Education and Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong. He has published extensively in the areas of education and social change, values education and civic education.