Department of Music
Values education in Hong Kong school music education: A sociological critique
This article examines the social development of Hong Kong's cultural and national identity since its return from the UK to the People's Republic of China (PRC) nearly six years ago, focusing on the extent to which Hong Kong students are now inculcated in traditional Chinese music and express their devotion to the PRC through singing the national anthem. Hong Kong music teachers experience conflicts concerning their roles as music teachers and as purveyors of values education. These observations raise fundamental questions concerning the sociopolitical function of values education in the music classroom.
Conflicts, Hong Kong, Music education, Sociological critique, Values
Source Publication Title
British Journal of Educational Studies
Taylor & Francis
Link to Publisher's Edition
Law, Wing-Wah, and Wai-Chung Ho. "Values education in Hong Kong school music education: A sociological critique." British Journal of Educational Studies 52.1 (2004): 65-82.