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

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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.

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Cultural Research (Peer Reviewed)
Author Biographies

Po-Keung Hui, Lingnan University

PO-KEUNG HUI teaches in the Cultural Studies Department of Lingnan University and is the Programme Director of its Postgraduate Diploma in Liberal Studies. His main research interests are education and cultural studies, cultural economy and alternative development. He is the author of What  Capitalism is Not (Oxford University Press, Hong Kong, 2002, in Chinese) and he is working on several research and development projects on education reform in Hong Kong.

Stephen C.K. Chan, Lingnan University

STEPHEN CHING-KIUCHAN is Professor and Programme Director of the Master of Cultural Studies (MCS) at Lingnan University. He is the general editor of the Hong Kong Cultural Studiesbook series (Oxford University Press China, 1997) and his current research covers cultural planning and policy, cultural research and liberal education, and transnational imagination in action cinema.