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Title: Education and colonial transition in Singapore and Hong Kong: Comparisons and contrasts
Authors: Tan, Jason, 1962-
Issue Date: 1997
Citation: Tan, J. (1997). Education and colonial transition in Singapore and Hong Kong: Comparisons and contrasts. In M. Bray & W. O. Lee (Eds.), Education and political transition: Implications of Hong Kong's change of sovereignty (pp. 157-166). Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong.
Series/Report no.: CERC Studies in Comparative Education; 2
Abstract: As Hong Kong approached its hand-over to Chinese sovereignty, it has been instructive to compare its experience with that in other former British colonies. This article focuses on how education policies in areas such as the medium of instruction nd curriculum changed as Singapore moved towards self-government and independence in the 1950s and 1960s. It also ompares the changes that took place in Singapore with those currently occurring in Hong Kong. Observations will be made about the likelihood of the 'one country, two systems' concept working in Hong Kong after 1997.
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