Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Music

Title

Students’ experience of music learning in Hong Kong’s secondary schools

Language

English

Abstract

An important aim of this article is to show that, although Hong Kong's overall education system has encouraged an integration of global, national and local cultures, there are barriers and difficulties in achieving this goal beyond the implementation of school music education. Data are drawn from a questionnaire with 1806 students (880 boys and 926 girls) attending grades 7-9 in 16 Hong Kong secondary schools. This article elucidates students' experiences of school music and interprets their musical and other experiences. It is argued that the Hong Kong music curriculum does not have the flexibility to be able to adapt to global, national and local cultures. Copyright © 2007 International Society for Music Education.

Keywords

Global cultures, Hong Kong music education, Local cultures, National cultures

Publication Date

2007

Source Publication Title

International Journal of Music Education

Volume

25

Issue

1

Start Page

31

End Page

47

Publisher

SAGE Publications

DOI

10.1177/0255761407074890

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0255761407074890

ISSN (print)

02557614

ISSN (electronic)

1744795X

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