TSE Kwan Choi 謝均才

Research Projects


  • Images of Good Children: Moral Education Curriculums at Primary Level in the Great China
  • TSE Kwan Choi
    1 November 2003
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The growing concern over moral education in the Greater China Region (Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau) indicates the significance and necessity of conducting a comparative, rigorous and systematic study of the current state of moral education in their schools. Since the Chinese language and social subjects are the major sources of moral education to students, they are selected for analysis with regard to the ideological bearing of the curricular objectives, scope, distribution of topics, differences in emphasis, treatment of pedagogy and assessment, and the composite image of ‘good children’ to be transmitted.
    The project will begin in early November 2003 and finish in late-October 2005. Document analysis as well as in-depth interview will be utilized to collect data for studying each society’s moral education curricular. This study aims to offer a detailed content and textual analysis of the syllabuses and textbooks of Chinese language, morality and related social subjects which are widely used in the primary schools in the four Chinese Societies.
    In light of a critical sociological perspective, the objective is to determine the very nature of morality represented and transmitted by the current formal curricular (syllabuses and textbooks) in the following aspects: 1) To examine the social, historical and institutional contexts for moral education curricular in these four societies; 2) To investigate the current objectives, contents of the formal moral education curricular at primary levels in each society; 3) To reveal the similarities and differences in the syllabuses and textbooks in terms of the very nature of morality.
    Based on these findings about the contents of the Chinese language and social subjects syllabuses and textbooks in the four Chinese societies, recommendation could be made for curriculum development and planning. (ED03776)


  • Moral and Civic Education (MCE) School-based Curriculum to Develop Students' Five Priority Values in Hong Kong Primary Schools
  • LEE Chi Kin John, TSE Kwan Choi (Dept of Educational Administration & Policy), CHOW Chiu Woo, KO Mo Lin Regina (Ctr for University & School Partnership)
    1 September 2003
    Education & Manpower Bureau, HKSAR Government

    The project oral and Civic Education (MCE) School-based Curriculum to develop Students’ Five Priority Values in Hong Kong Primary schools” is an action research project which aims to find out how primary schools in Hong Kong help students develop the five priority values through MCE school based curriculum.
    The foci of the project are:
    1. To identify the key factors in designing an effective MCE school based curriculum contributing to developing students’ five priority areas (5 p.v.) namely Perseverance, Respect for others, Responsibility, National Identity and Commitment.
    2. To trace the impact of the MCE activities on students with respect to how students develop the 5 p.v. through participating in these activities. In this action research project, it is envisaged that there will be a tripartite partnership and collaboration between the 7 primary schools, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB). (ED03418)


  • Research on the Theories and Practices of Basic Education Reform in Hong Kong
  • LEE Chi Kin John, TSE Kwan Choi (Educational Administration & Policy), LAM Ka Ka (Educational Administration & Policy)
    1 August 2005
    Institute of Schooling Reform and Development, East China Normal University

    This project is part of the Significant Project (重大課題攻關項目) in Philosophy and Social Sciences Research .Research on the Reconstruction of Theories of Basic Education Reform and Chinese Education. (基礎教育改革與中國教育學理論重建研究) approved by the Ministry of Education and housed under the East China Normal University in the Chinese Mainland.
    The project, based on primarily literature review of past research and analysis of policy documents, will focus on educational policy agenda, examine issues related to basic education curriculum and education reforms in Hong Kong, such as equity, democratic participation and diversity as well as consolidate experiences of school and curriculum reform projects since the late 1990s. (ED05593)



Research Publications


  • "A Critical Review of the Quality Education Movement in Hong Kong". Globalization and Education the Quest for Quality Education in Hong Kong ed. by MOK Ka-ho and CHAN Kin-keung. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong University Press, 2002.01. pp.143-169.



  • "Discourses of Citizenship Compared: Junior Secondary School Knowledge in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan". Paper presented in the Third Conference of the Asia Pacific Network for Moral Education, organized by Centre for Citizenship and Moral Education, Beijing Normal University. 2008.04.19.



  • "No Easy Choice: Value Dilemmas of Education Reform and Economic Rationalism in Hong Kong". International Journal of Educational Reform Winter Issue. vol.14 no.1. Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005.09. p.112-128.



  • The poverty of political education in Hong Kong secondary schools.Hong Kong : Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1997.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.69; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.69 c.2; CC Reserve 4 hours H62.5.H6 H62 no.69)



  • "Quality Education in Hong Kong: The Anomalies of Managerialism and Marketization".Education Reform and the Quest for Excellence: The Hong Kong Story ed. by Lok Sang Ho, Paul Morris and Yue-ping Chung. Hong Kong SAR: Hong Kong University Press, 2005.11. pp.99-123, 224-227, 238-240.



  • "Remaking Chinese identity: hegemonic struggles over national education in post-colonial Hong Kong". Routledge International Studies in Sociology of Education. vol.17 no.3. 2007.09. pp.231-248.



  • "Representation of Citizenship in the Junior Secondary School Curriculum: The Cases of Hong Kong and Macau". Values Education for Citizens in the New Century ed. by Roger H. M. Cheng, John C. K. Lee and Leslie N. K. Lo.. Hong Kong SAR: Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research and the Chinese University Press, 2006. pp.287-318



  • "Whose Citizenship Education? Hong Kong from a spatial and cultural politics perspective". Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education vol.28 no.2. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), 2007.06.16. pp.159-177.



  • 《我們的地方 我們的時間:香港社會新編》,香港:香港大學亞洲研究中心和香港牛津出版社(中國)有限公司,2002.11。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Reserve 4 hours DS796.H757 W585 2002; UL HK Studies DS796.H757 W585 2002 c.2; CC Reserve 1 day DS796.H757 W585 2002 c.3)



  • 〈政府、公民社會與公民教育:香港的經驗〉,《兩岸四地的公民教育》劉阿榮、王佳煌、鄧毓浩、洪泉湖編,台灣台北:師大書苑,2007,頁127-145。



  • 〈香港的公民教育:從殖民地到特區〉,《新世紀公民教育的發展與挑戰》,張秀雄編,台灣台北:師大書苑,2004.02,頁21-70。



  • 〈香港的公民教育課程:小學常識科和初中公民科初探〉,《公民教育國際研討會》鄭州大學公民教育中心主辦,2008.05.09,頁10。



  • 〈從「普及教育」到「優質教育」:教育政革在香港〉,《龍之躍:中港台社會發展比較》,莫家豪、古允文編,香港:香港人文科學出版社,2000.07,頁203-223。



  • 〈「教育質素」何價?香港教育改革的矛盾、弔詭和效果〉,《香港社會科學學報》第20期,香港:香港城市大學出版社,2001.11,頁1-55。



  • 〈滬港兩地基礎教育階段的德育改革:回顧與前瞻〉,《教育學報》,第33卷,第1-2期,香港特別行政區:中文大學出版社、香港教育研究所,2005,頁149-168。



  • 《變革中的兩岸德育與公民教育》(與劉國強合編),香港:中文大學出版社,2004.04。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL LC315.C6 L58 2004b)



  • 《敎育機會差異在香港 : 現狀和硏究議題評述》,香港:香港中文大學香港敎育硏究所,1998。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies LC213.3.H6 H75 1998; CC Reserve 4 hours LC213.3.H6 H75 1998 c.2)


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