Hong Kong's education revolution - the impact of recent reform

Hong Kong's education revolution - the impact of recent reform
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September, 2013

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22

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Hong Kong's education revolution - the impact of recent reform
Hong Kong's education revolution - the impact of recent reform
Hong Kong's education revolution - the impact of recent reform

Recent education reforms have brought Hong Kong's curriculum into line with international standards, promoting student-centred learning and establishing a broader, more diversified school curriculum. This report examines the impact of these reforms on the Hong Kong higher education market, and includes highlights from a series of surveys and in-depth interviews with students, parents and higher education stakeholders.

There has been a significant rise in the number of students progressing to higher education in recent years, and indications suggest that the reforms have led to a further increase in tertiary enrolments. In addition, the cost of studying in Hong Kong is comparatively low for a developed country, increasing the appeal of Hong Kong programmes and driving competition for places. As the higher education market has become more elite, those unable to secure a place have turned either to alternatives such as study abroad or sub-degree programmes at high-quality institutions in Hong Kong. While there is much uncertainty in the market, the highly discerning nature of students and their parents, and ambitious reforms, make the Hong Kong higher education offer strong and unique. Students are motivated, and have become more aware of the cost and value of their post-secondary options. Interest in Hong Kong has also grown in recent years as Hong Kong institutions have climbed in international rankings.

The report provides insights into how the reforms are shaping student higher education choices, the impact on the capabilities and outlook of students, and the future of the higher education sector. With increasing competition for places and greater recognition of Hong Kong qualifications, there are many opportunities for providers in the dynamic, diverse and internationally-minded Hong Kong higher education market.

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Higher education providers must be aware of the discerning and increasingly aware nature of Hong Kong students and their parents, ensuring a high quality of provision, value-added international programmes and local accreditation.

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