The flags of China and Hong Kong are flown at a school in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg The flags of China and Hong Kong are flown at a school in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg
The flags of China and Hong Kong are flown at a school in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg
Kerry Kennedy
Opinion

Opinion

Kerry Kennedy

National security education: policy talk won’t lead to real action

  • It must be recognised that scattered initiatives, no matter how important, will rarely be taken up if issued as instructions
  • If there are to be changes, they need to be planned, discussed broadly, and developed in the context of a civic education curriculum

The flags of China and Hong Kong are flown at a school in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg The flags of China and Hong Kong are flown at a school in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg
The flags of China and Hong Kong are flown at a school in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg
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Kerry Kennedy

Kerry Kennedy

Kerry Kennedy is professor emeritus and adviser (academic development) at The Education University of Hong Kong. He was formerly director of the Centre for Governance and Citizenship and dean of the Faculty of Education and Human Development. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.