Contextual Utility and Practicality: Cultural Research for the School Community in Hong Kong

Po-Keung Hui
Stephen C.K. Chan


As an intellectual project, is cultural studies actually ‘useless’ in dealing with issues closely tied to students’ everyday practices? In this article, the authors examine the problem through the case of teacher training and curriculum development in the context of educational reform in Hong Kong—in particular, through a community-interface project we are engaged in as cultural researchers at the moment.


Cultural research; cultural studies; research; practicality; teacher training; curriculum; Hong Kong; community; school

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