A Case Study on Hong Kong Secondary School Students’ Civic Commitment and Conception of Citizenship

Shun-Wing Ng

所屬期刊: 第7卷第3期 「教育政策與制度」
系統編號: vol026_03
主題: 教育政策與制度
出版年份: 2011
作者: 吳迅榮
作者(英文): Shun-Wing Ng
論文名稱: 香港中學生公民參與和權責之個案研究
論文名稱(英文): A Case Study on Hong Kong Secondary School Students’ Civic Commitment and Conception of Citizenship
論文頁數: 28
中文關鍵字: 公民權責;政治社會化;公民教育;政治教育
英文關鍵字: citizenship;political socialization;civic education;political education
服務單位: 香港教育學院教育政策與領導學系副教授
稿件字數: 16025
作者專長: 教育政策、家校合作、公民教育
投稿日期: 2011/4/28
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摘要(中文): 香港的公民教育曾被批評為「無民族」和「無政治」取向,使到很多教師和學生的政治知識和價值觀匱乏,引致政治冷感。可是,香港由英國回歸中國管治後,我們不難發現很多中學生參與社會辯論和請願遊行。本文旨在報告一個探討香港中學生轉化為積極參與公民的個案研究。本研究以質性取向,藉著與十八位中學生、兩位大專生及兩位中學公民教育教師進行深度訪談,探討公民教育的政治社會化作用和中學生如何被轉化為積極參與公
摘要(英文): The approach of Hong Kong’s civic education has been criticized as “anational” and “apolitical”. Thus, many teachers and students are found politically apathetic due to their lack of political knowledge and values. However, after the return of Hong Kong’s
sovereignty from Britain to China, a lot of secondary school students have participated
in debates on social issues and social petition. This paper aims to report an exploratory case study on how Hong Kong’s secondary school students are transformed to be active and participatory citizens in the educational process. Through in-depth interviews with two students from higher education institutions, 18 secondary school students and two civic education teachers, the findings of this qualitative study depict that the role of civic education teachers are of paramount importance in the process of political socialization.
Their personal beliefs and teaching methods can significantly help nurture students to develop a sense of active and participatory citizenship. The study has also found that during the socialization process of civic education, encouraging students to take part in
social services and experiential learning and to explore social issues will enhance their civic commitment. They will then gradually be embedded with strong senses of citizenship and civic identity.
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