Department of Music
Students’ experience of music learning in Hong Kong’s secondary schools
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.
Global cultures, Hong Kong music education, Local cultures, National cultures
Source Publication Title
International Journal of Music Education
Link to Publisher's Edition
Ho, W. (2007). Students’ experience of music learning in Hong Kong’s secondary schools. International Journal of Music Education, 25 (1), 31-47. https://doi.org/10.1177/0255761407074890