The Future Development of Tertiary Education in the Context of Globalization and the New Academic Structure in Hong Kong

Hong Sheung Chui
January 2012
Journal of Youth Studies (10297847);Jan2012, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p29
Academic Journal
The government of Hong Kong implemented education reform (the new academic structure) in 2009 in the context of globalization and the international trend of education reforms. The reform has led to changes in the structure and curriculum of secondary schools, which, together with the effect of globalization, will also affect the development of tertiary education in Hong Kong. This paper examines the future development of tertiary education in the above situation. From a review of related literature and education developments in the past, it is envisaged that there may be a substantial increase in private universities in the near future that will lead to a significant increase in the provision of degree courses. Issues such as education quality, government support, and measures to improve the quality of higher education related to the future development are discussed.


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