Date 2011-10-20
Time 12:30 - 14:00
Tel 29488944
Venue Room B3-P-04, Tai Po Campus


The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) of The Hong Kong Institute of Education is presenting to you a seminar on “Are Hong Kong Students Patriotic?” by Dr. Greg FAIRBROTHER, Centre Research Fellow of CGC and Professor Kerry KENNEDY, Centre Co-Director of CGC, on 20th October 2011 (Thursday), 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Room 04, Podium, Block B3 (Room B3-P-04),The Hong Kong Institute of Education (Tai Po Campus) (10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po).
Patriotism is a hotly debated topic both in the academic literature on citizenship as well as amongst policy makers and governments. Discussions of patriotism often appear locally. For example, the claim is sometimes made that Hong Kong people are not patriotic enough. This view emerged recently in relation to students during the debates on the introduction of a new school subject, National and Moral Education.   
This seminar will focus particularly on the issue of patriotism – its meaning, its purpose and its role in citizenship education. It will draw on data that can shed light on whether or not Hong Kong students can be considered patriotic. Comparisons will be made between the views of Hong Kong students concerning patriotism and those from Mainland China. The implications of these results will be discussed in relation to the rationale for a new subject in the Hong Kong school curriculum.
For details please refer to the poster attached. For enquiries, please contact Miss Peggy TANG at 2948-8944 or by email at
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