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Teaching sociology in a divided society

Wing Kai Stephen Chiu (Department of Social Sciences and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China)
Lai Hang Dennis Hui (Department of Social Sciences and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China)

Social Transformations in Chinese Societies

ISSN: 1871-2673

Article publication date: 9 January 2024

Issue publication date: 7 May 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to offer authors’ humble yet unique experiences about developing an undergraduate sociology programme in an increasingly divided city.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study, the authors reflect upon the development of a new sociology programme in Hong Kong in which a wide spectrum of expectations from different stakeholders, together with their own sense of mission towards sociology education, have set a very challenging stage.

Findings

Developing an undergraduate sociology programme has never been easy, and there is no self-complacence as far as developing a programme that is of both academic and social values.

Originality/value

This paper offers a first-hand account of how sociology educators have developed a new sociology programme in a unique social context.

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Citation

Chiu, W.K.S. and Hui, L.H.D. (2024), "Teaching sociology in a divided society", Social Transformations in Chinese Societies, Vol. 20 No. 1, pp. 63-72. https://doi.org/10.1108/STICS-09-2023-0003

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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