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Education Policy Analysis

Liberal Studies and National Education in Hong Kong


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Dennis Chun-Lok Fung, Wai-mei Lui
    Pages 1-13
  3. Dennis Chun-Lok Fung, Wai-mei Lui
    Pages 35-43
  4. Dennis Chun-Lok Fung, Wai-mei Lui
    Pages 45-60
  5. Dennis Chun-Lok Fung, Wai-mei Lui
    Pages 61-65
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 67-95

About this book


This book reports on a five-year longitudinal study of the policy relating to the introduction of Liberal Studies, which was developed as an interdisciplinary curriculum in the New Senior Secondary (NSS) academic structure in post-colonial Hong Kong. It also examines the implementation of Moral and National Education, which has become one of the most recent controversial issues in Hong Kong’s education policy. Adopting a cross-subject perspective, it concludes by illustrating the roles of Liberal Studies and Moral and National Education in strengthening multi-disciplinary learning and citizenship education in the NSS academic structure.


citizenship education in Hong Kong curriculum reform educational policy in Hong Kong liberal studies national education in Hong Kong post-colonial Hong Kong

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Hong KongHong Kong

About the authors

Dennis FUNG is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He has been the principal investigator in many research projects and has published articles in prestigious journals including the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Cambridge Journal of Education, and the International Journal of Educational Research. He completed his undergraduate and post-graduate education at HKU and received his MPhil and PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge.

Wai-mei LUI is the Project Manager of ‘The Influence of Liberal Studies on Students’ Participation in Socio-political Activities: The Case of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong,’ a research initiative exploring the relationship between Liberal Studies and political development in Hong Kong. She joined the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Education in 2015 and has since then participated in the publication of local civic education research.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Education Policy Analysis
  • Book Subtitle Liberal Studies and National Education in Hong Kong
  • Authors Dennis Chun-Lok Fung
    Wai-mei Lui
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-2608-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-2610-2
  • Series ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-193X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 95
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International and Comparative Education
    Curriculum Studies
    Educational Policy and Politics
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