Locating self in the world: Elementary school children in Japan, Macau and Hong Kong

Lynne Parmenter, Carol Lam, Hong Flora Seto, Yuichi Tomita

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Abstract

In the so-called 'global age', the issue of how children learn to locate themselves in the world is an important one. Working from a foundation of theories related to globalisation, identity development and citizenship education, this paper describes the findings of a research project which explored elementary school children's geographical and affective location of the self in Japan, Macau and Hong Kong. Analysis and discussion of Japanese education policy is then presented in an attempt to explain the finding that Japanese children are far less likely than their counterparts in Hong Kong and Macau to locate themselves in an international sphere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-144
Number of pages12
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Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

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  • Education

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