About CGC

The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) is an Institute-level research centre of the Education University of Hong Kong. The Centre is committed to conducting interdisciplinary scholarly research and facilitating public discourse on governance issues and citizenship studies, including citizenship education. It is dedicated to creating an active research platform whereby the themes of Governance and Citizenship can be brought together within an interactive and mutually reinforcing framework to pioneer a new research agenda that contributes towards theory building in "Governance and Citizenship" as a holistic concept.

In December 2008, Dr Tam Wah Ching has generously donated HK$2.5 million to the Hong Kong Institute of Education in the form of  "Wah Ching Education and Research Development Fund", to support activities of the Centre.

The Centre promotes interdisciplinary dialogue; facilitates intellectual debate and public discourse; and builds regional and international research networks. It aims to contribute towards quality academic output, to be disseminated both locally and internationally, via academic and curriculum publications, as well as the public media. Its research outputs help to inform curriculum and pedagogy design and thus learning improvements in schools. The Centre is active in developing partnership with other research bodies, the education community, and civil society organizations. 

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News and Upcoming Events 

 

Recent Publication 

Why Hong Kong schools provide an ideal platform for discussion of independence, and other contentious issues              

Authors: Professor Kerry Kennedy

Published by South China Morning Post, 19 August 2016    Please click here. 

 


Professor Kerry Kennedy, Senior Research Fellow, gave a keynote address at the Marshall Cavendish Conference in Singapore.

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Marshall Cavenish Conference in Singapore, 2016

 

Identity, Citizenship Education and Civic Participation 2016 Conference

17 December 2016, The Education University of Hong Kong

About this Conference

The overall objective of this conference is to provide academic and professional platforms for discussing and exchanging views on the relationships between identity formation, citizenship education and civic participation of Hong Kong and Macao youth after sovereignty return to China.

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Debates on National Education

 


Recent Publications

 

 
 

 

莫慕貞、甘國臻:追本溯源:探究青年參與非法抗爭的意願

作者:  莫慕貞、甘國臻

2016年3月4日刊登於明報    全文 請按此

 

Discontent runs deep: Hong Kong faces a real risk of losing its alienated youth

Authors: Magdalena Mok and Kerry Kennedy

Published by South China Morning Post, 24 February 2016    Please click here. 

 

‘Out of School’ Ethnic Minority Young People in Hong Kong

Authors: Miron Kumar Bhowmik and Kerry J Kennedy

Published by Springer in 2016.