Education and Society in Hong Kong and Macao

Comparative Perspectives on Continuity and Change

  • Editors
  • Mark¬†Bray
  • Ramsey¬†Koo

Part of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education book series (CERC, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark Bray, K O O Ding Yee Ramsey
      Pages 3-11
  3. Levels and Sub-sectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Wong Ngai Chun Margaret, Nirmala Rao
      Pages 15-34
    3. Bob Adamson, Li Siu Pang Titus
      Pages 35-59
    4. Yung Man Sing Andrew
      Pages 61-72
    5. Li Siu Pang Titus, Kwo Wai Yu Ora
      Pages 73-85
    6. Leong Man Wai Aliana
      Pages 87-96
  4. Political, Economic and Social Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Leung Kit Fun Beatrice
      Pages 99-108
    3. Hui Kwok Fai Philip, Poon Lai Man Helen
      Pages 109-125
    4. Ma Hing Tong William
      Pages 127-139
    5. Mark Bray, Koo Ding Yee Ramsey
      Pages 141-158
  5. Curriculum Policies and Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Lo Yiu Chun Jennifer
      Pages 161-174
    3. Tse Kwan Choi Thomas
      Pages 175-200
    4. Tan Kang John
      Pages 201-223
    5. Tang Kwok Chun
      Pages 225-236
  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Mark Bray
      Pages 253-271
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-325

About this book


Hong Kong and Macao have much in common. The dominant populations in both territories are Cantonese-speaking Chinese; both are small in area; both are urban societies; both have been colonies of European powers; and both have undergone political transition to reunification with China. Yet in education, for reasons that are analysed in this book, they are very different.

The patters of similarities and differences in the two territories make a fascinating basis for comparative study.

The overarching theme of the book, on continuity and change is particularly pertinent following the transition of the two societies of the postcolonial era.

This thoroughly-revised and expanded second edition builds on the widely-acclaimed first edition. The work has been recognised as a significant contribution to the broad field of comparative education as well as to study of the specific societies which are its main focus.

Mark Bray is Chair Professor of Comparative Education at the University of Hong Kong.

Ramses Koo is a Senior Lecturer at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Both have long experience of research on education in Hong Kong and Macao; and both are active in professional societies concerned with comparative education.


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