The Politics of Bilingualism: An Analysis of Nationalism and Decolonization Behind the Policy of Mandatory Use of 'Mother-Tongue Education' in Post-Colonial Hong Kong

By Patrick Lo.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper provides an overview of the English language in Hong Kong’s society, and in the local education system; and the language policy in education in the post-war period.

Keywords: Language and Education, Education, Bilingual, English Language, Study and Teaching, Bilingual Method, Bilingualism, Native Language and Education, Hong Kong

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp.113-122. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 841.091KB).

Dr. Patrick Lo

Mr. Lo currently a candidate of Doctor of Education (EdD), at Bristol University (UK). He has a Master of Arts in Design Management (MA) from Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2004), a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from McGill University (Canada; 1994), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Mount Allison University, (Canada; 1992). Mr Lo is efficient in: Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese (Putunghua), English and German. Mr. Lo currently a candidate of Doctor of Education (EdD), at Bristol University (UK). He has a Master of Arts in Design Management (MA) from Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2004), a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from McGill University (Canada; 1994), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Mount Allison University, (Canada; 1992). Mr Lo is efficient in: Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese (Putunghua), English and German. Mr Lo's professional affiliations include: secretary of JULAC-HKCAN (Hong Kong Chinese Name Authority) Workgroup, representative of Lingnan University Library (Hong Kong) for the Hong Kong JULAC-BSC (Bibliographic Services Committee), member of CALIS (China Academic Library and Information System) Unicat Expert Group. Mr. LO has presented close to 20 research papers and project reports focusing on cataloguing and name authority control at different local and international workgroup meetings, seminars, conferences, including: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Japan, and United States, Korea, and Sweden.

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