Yang Feng, Xiya Wang


It was discovered through a questionnaire and interview survey of 570 students, 37 teachers, and 82 parents in six primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong, China, that: (1) each school has the right to choose teaching materials, and the legacy of former colonial education in related to teaching materials and teachers is serious; 90% of schools are public and government-funded schools that adopt traditional Chinese in teaching materials and Cantonese as a medium of instruction; other 10% of schools are private schools use English teaching materials and English as a medium of instruction; (2) There are few introductions to Chinese culture and the Chinese Mainland in broad language textbooks; students' everyday language is predominantly Cantonese. All schools offer one class hour of Chinese Putonghua every week, and students with fewer Putonghua class hours have a lower level. (3) While 63% and 74% of students and parents agreed to include Chinese culture and socialist fundamental principles in the instructional materials, only 30% of teachers agreed. (4) Nearly half of Hong Kong students and nearly half of their parents aspire to go to the Mainland for study or jobs. (5) Television and electronic media are the primary sources of information for teachers, students, and parents regarding the growth of the motherland's Mainland. Due to the high stress of daily life, few people have visited the Mainland, and 90% of them are looking forward to the opportunity to visit the Mainland for free.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v9i6.4318


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