Exploring school ethos: an investigation of children’s human rights in two secondary institutions in Hong Kong

Lo, Yan Lam, Leung, Yan Wing and Yuen, Wai Wa (2015) Exploring school ethos: an investigation of children’s human rights in two secondary institutions in Hong Kong. Intercultural Education, 26 3: 192-209. doi:10.1080/14675986.2015.1048078


Author Lo, Yan Lam
Leung, Yan Wing
Yuen, Wai Wa
Title Exploring school ethos: an investigation of children’s human rights in two secondary institutions in Hong Kong
Journal name Intercultural Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-8439
1467-5986
Publication date 2015-06-30
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14675986.2015.1048078
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 26
Issue 3
Start page 192
End page 209
Total pages 18
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 3316 Cultural Studies
3304 Education
Abstract From 2009 to 2011, the authors launched the Basic Law Education Project: Education for Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Hong Kong. This article focuses on a subset of the overarching data-set and discusses the findings that resulted from a comparative analysis of two participating schools. A survey was deployed to assess the extent to which a human rights friendly ethos existed in several institutions. Randomly selected students and all teachers from both schools were invited to participate. The collected data revealed noteworthy trends in mean scores between teachers and students in areas such as equal and fair treatment; protection of and appeal for rights; and feelings of being loved, respected, and blessed. School mission and leadership style appeared to account for significant differences. Additionally, we offer recommendations for practices that may improve human rights ethos in schools.
Keyword human rights friendly school ethos
children’s rights in schools
human rights education
children’s rights education
Hong Kong
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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